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Run down your post-harvest checklist

Your Farm Business

October 14, 2011
From Wayne Schoper and Rich Baumann - South Central College

As the 2011 harvest begins to wrap-up, we need to be thinking about the next steps we need to take on the farm. Fall tillage will be happening over the next few weeks. We are in a very dry soil situation that makes it hard on tillage equipment to get the job done. Some farmers are considering waiting for some rain this fall to soften things up before they do some fall tillage. Certainly fall fertilization with Anhydrous Ammonia (AA) should be postponed until we either get some moisture or maybe even waiting until next spring to apply our nitrogen fertilizers as they need moisture to adhere to the soil infrastructure. The warm fall weather also means that soil temperatures are too warm for AA application. So what remains to be done this fall? Following are some comments from Al Roesler, FBM instructor on what he sees as priorities for this time of the year.



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