Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Northeast edge of agriculture, SK
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Same here. We grow too much straw. Guys swear by them, but I have yet to see the benefit. I seed into what they may think is unseedable trash, patrly because I am growing better crops anyway, and partly because they have this cosmetic idea of perfection stuck n their head. The odd straw clump, I have yet to notice little croplees areas where the straw was as they would say, too thick.
But to each his own. I like my straw erect, much easier to seed into than torn, knocked down, or leaning stubble. But then I generally cut higher too. That rule of thumb of seeder spacing vs. stubble height, I have trashed for 14 years!! Erect and attached stubble flows, horizontal and loose straw, not as easily. Just my theory.