Most studies conducted in stubble height relate to potentially higher yields, more favourable micro-climates, increased snow catch, reduced soil erosion, fuel savings, the list goes on. That list really makes me want to reconsider our decision to run a hoe drill, which inadvertantly cannot deal with really tall stubble, especially in chemfallow.
I realize there is some drawbacks with disc drills, however I believe that the drawbacks can be considered minor nuisances when compared to the potential benefits.
It would be nice to see some disc drill comparisions at Rosetown areas next seeding demonstration, that is if they have it this year and I get time to go.
I would really like to compare the seeding performance of other discs to the K hart, mainly to see if the extra cost of the others (especially the 3710) is justifed. Not too mention a comparision of the new parrallel linkage hoe drills and disc drills. Hopefully we get to see that this spring.