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You can employ the most common solution many farmers have come up with, stop seeding it.

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what I have found is that when its ready it goes through combine no issues, doesnt wrap and you get a good clean sample that happened on the fourth day of my flax this year !!!!! it was five days after -10 and there was a couple f bombs in the process!! LOL actually not that funny! really bangs when it wraps on feeder drum and lets go!!!


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You can employ the most common solution many farmers have come up with, stop seeding it.
My last flax field was in 2012, combined that in the spring. Havenít had the urge since than. Flax prices used to climb above $16, in the last 10 years prices have been poor, wonít grow it unless we get over $16 again.
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You can employ the most common solution many farmers have come up with, stop seeding it.

Or stop seeding the old school way. Use a stripper and a disc drill. No prob.
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I'm still waiting for $40 a bushel. Playing it safe.
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Swath it if you can and run backwards on the swaths to greatly reduce wrapping. It might take new guards and sections to do it, under serrated if they still make them.


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When we used to grow flax we would put all new sections om before we started on flax.
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Thanks for all the tips and suggestions the flax is in the bin . Now to grain dry it . It’s very wet around 18-19 I have a vertec 6800 anyone have experience drying flax
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Thanks for all the tips and suggestions the flax is in the bin . Now to grain dry it . It’s very wet around 18-19 I have a vertec 6800 anyone have experience drying flax
I've only dried it a couple times over the years. Low heat 135, slow and at that tough I'd imagine it'd have to run through twice. Be prepared for a bit of a mess, as some will blow out the vents. Though on mine it wasn't blowing out the vents very bad, maybe cleaned up a bushel or two every few hours, you can choke the fan to reduce airflow to stop it from blowing out of the vents if it gets too bad.
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Or stop seeding the old school way. Use a stripper and a disc drill. No prob.
Well it works but, it's not guaranteed either.

Did that one year. The following spring was fairly wet and where the tracks on my challenger disturbed the ground the flax and gumbo mixture would stick to the side of the disks and plug.

Ended up tieing a 180hp fwa in front to reduce the disturbance and it helped. First year with a tbt tank and no camera looking behind the tank I didn't know when it plugged except that when 650hp on a 40' drill just about comes to a stop you know it's bad. Lol.

Ended up packing those Toyota sized piles off the field with a loader. Could have built bomb shelters out of that stuff.


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