This year I’m squaring fields back up so all my durum is on durum and canola stubble (both of which were very poor crops last year due to drought). We’re long time no till, continuous crop. Blowing soil shouldn’t be too much of an issue. I just rolled 50ac out of 1000. The dry dirt is burying a bit of the emerged crop so going to wait until it gets a bit bigger. My headland turns also looked to be a bit hard on the crop even though I was making them extra wide. Tried skip passes but then end up doubling up on headlands when doing the ones I skipped.
We’ve had trouble putting rocks into combine with downed/short cereals on this same land in the past and it was both costly and time consuming to repair. In 2015 between two machines there were 4 incidence of rocks getting in which breaking off impeller wear plates, which took out viens, concave, rasp bars, kicker bars and half of choppper blades plus bent concave hanger. With the rotor spinning at such a high rpm and concave tight doing cereals there’s just no forgiveness and the rock trap doesn’t catch them all. Swore I was rolling everything after that season!!!