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Thanks for the nice words, bud.

The tractor is a 4755 and the drill is a GP 30' (10" spacing) air drill. Drill model is 3010NTA I believe.
 

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That is an interesting crop, looks like a cross between Soya beans and something we should not smoke. doe it harvest like Soya beans, ie setting on the combine about the same, or more like mustard/rape seed. what time of the year do you plant and then harvest it.
 

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That is an interesting crop, looks like a cross between Soya beans and something we should not smoke. doe it harvest like Soya beans, ie setting on the combine about the same, or more like mustard/rape seed. what time of the year do you plant and then harvest it.
 

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I honestly don't know anything about beans or mustard or rape seed. . Set your cylinder/rotor speed around 375-400 rpm and open up your concave almost all the way but not quite. Don't want to thrash the seed and capsule. Notice that galvaninzed peice of sheet metal bolted on to the top of the header to prevent stalks from being thrown over the top. We use to also run pans that bolted on underneath the header that caught stalks and seeds that sometimes get thrown forward.

Also, DUCT TAPE IS A MUST (well, for an older machine at least). You tape over any water drainage holes (in header) or anywhere else the seed can escape (around tailings and where the the header hooks up to the feeder house).

Can be panted pretty late. Late June till no later than July 4th. Harvest is anywhere from November to early December.
 

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That is very eye opening. Interesting indeed!

Now some questions.

What is an average yield? What is an average price? What chemicals can you use on it? How does it do in drought? How do you like your GP drill?
 

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The average yield I cannot confirm. We don't plant it every year and some years it never rained. This crop however was really good comapared to previous times. It averaged 550#/ac with a contract price of $32/100# (which is fairly high).

As far as chemcials go, there arn't any labled for seasame but Treflan is pretty common prior to planting. Fuislade and Dual are pretty good after emergence. Won't tolerate 2,4-D and Atrazine though. If you want to plant seasame you wheat ground you better not run Ally on the wheat. It might come up and it might not.

Seasame is extremely drougt tolerant. Does good in areas where there is around 15-20" of rain/yr. We're all dryland but some folks irrigate it (must do it lightly or else it will kill it).

The GP is alright I guess. It's a step up from the min-till drill we use to have. It's a pretty good pull on the ole 4755. Bought it this summer from up north. Maybe if it would have rained and our wheat would have come up I would be more excited to tell you about it.
 

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No problem.

Just some more info that I hadn't mentioned. It was planted with an 8R40" Max Emgerge at about 2.5 lb/ac. The bushel weight is around 46#/bu.

The pics with the GP is my dad sowing wheat after we harvested.
 

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Could you do a better job of cutting using a flex or does a rigid do gooe enough? It really does look like soybeans. I wouldn't mind trying a acre or 2 here just for fun to see what it would do.

What plates do you use in you planter for it? Milo maybe?
 

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For us, the 30' rigid does fine. As for the plates, we run the small milo disc but you can also use raw sugar beet disc (depeds on the planter make).

Sesame can pretty much be grown wherever cotton can be grown.
 

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What interesting pictures. I never really thought where sesame seeds come from or how harvested. Thanks for the education.
I see duct tape was mentioned to seal up leaks. That must really be a chore to keep all the leaks plugged.
 
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