My only guess is that the stripper leaves too much straw behind to have to plow up. He will be double cropping with soybeans as soon as it stops raining here. It started raining as I was taking the last pictures.
He has no animals or bailers. In the past he has allowed custom bailers to come and bail some straw on his land, but I don't think time will permit. There is actually not that big of a window to get the soybeans in after the wheat is cut. If soys are planted too late around here you run the risk of cutting during late Novemeber, and around here the beans might end up underwater if that happens.
He will probably just no-til the beans. The wheat stubble acts as a moisture insulator holding the moisture in the ground. We are going to start pickin wheat the first of june and will have a lot of straw tooo but it is actually a good thing
Actually he's probably going to run the disk and then the bedleveler followed by the drill. No-till isn't all that popular around here. I've seen it tried with rice a few times with very poor results. Never seen it done with soys around here.
It's amazing how big this country is. We just finished putting our wheat in the ground around here. There is still snow on some of the north facing slopes. Nice pics., by the way it is neat to see whats going on, on the other side of the country.
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