Doubling Strips For Spring

Doubling Strips For Spring

Hey everybody its Ryan we are out here at my place today right now dad is in the 4640 with the chisel plow, and he is down the hill and He is working on doubling up the strips out at my place so some of the strips out here are getting doubled up as Many of you who have been watching for a longer time may know we have been moving away from 90-foot strips and doubling them up Because there is a lot of overlap that goes on not just with the sprayer but with the planter as well with those smaller strips, so we’ve been doubling the strip’s up and It’s just it’s just something that makes it a lot easier to run because you have wider strips it’s easier to turn around not just for us, but for the custom applicators as well and You have a lot less waste especially say if you know where you have a custom applicator spreading fertilizer we’ve been doing anhydrous, but Larger strips helped produce that amount of overlap Your automatic row shut offssay on the corn planter aren’t perfect and neither are your shut offs on say the entire dress bar So dad is working on combining these strips. It’s a very beautiful and crisp night out So Rocket’s over there digging himself a hole So we got to figure something out here the hay out of my place has been pretty going downhill in the last few years because it’s been in place since 2012 and Usually the hay will last you around five years you can expect before you should really move It somewhere else and to get your full benefit out of it So dad’s down there working on that I just wanted to get some footage of this because I haven’t gotten any footage of this Yet Travis has been working pretty hard to get the chiseling done out at his place and There’s really not much else chiseling that we have to do I’ve been pretty busy I’ve got some things going on that have kind of been keeping my hands tied so But this is probably the bulk of the field work that we’re gonna do We were selling cattle earlier today but The weather is supposed to be taking a nasty turn here, so Travis is actually putting down anhydrous just right now But I have yet to film that I’ll probably do that tomorrow when I get the time So all right enough of me talking Let’s get down to the real business and get down and see what dad’s up to and watch him do some more chisel plowing And with that we got the auger moved out of the way, so Travis doesn’t hit it when he’s putting down the anhydrous on the beans Dad just left he’s got a small strip here and a midsize one up further up the hill to chisel up and then after that we got the upper farms to chisel and then Chiseling is gonna be done so dad’s gonna finish this farm tonight And I anticipate that by Saturday most the chiseling should be done And if the weather holds out, a good part of the anhydrous will be done too, so Anyway I gotta run home, and I have to Put two videos together in the span of like three hours, and my cameras have been acting up on me lately It’s kind of a good thing that it’s in the end of harvest so I can figure out what’s going on with them I just haven’t had the time to figure out why they’re behaving the way they are so Anyway with that. I am going to call this video good, so Thanks for watching guys Be sure to check out all of our other videos be sure to LIKE comment and subscribe be sure to check us out on Facebook Instagram Twitter and snapchat all how farms work and some day This is going to be a heck of a lot shorter because you guys probably already know what the line is So anyway, thanks for watching guys

52 thoughts on “Doubling Strips For Spring

  1. Well now, really love the drone work with the music and nighttime work. Some farmers have to work nights cause they have day jobs to make ends meet.
    What was the date of this video?

  2. Nice to see the 4640 turning dirt. Your operations are slowly growing, so it makes sense that your cultivation practices would change with that growth. Thank you for documenting so much of what you, Travis, and your dad do on a regular basis.

  3. Good morning thanks for the video. We just had two Black Angus bull calves early this morning it was 10 degrees here so we went and got new calf blankets for them they are doing very well on the farm you never know what's going to happen or what you get each day. Talk to you later

  4. really liked your live stream, dident comment because i am in ireland .but great to see you all together especialy your dad cause he is more my age

  5. HI Ryan. I'm thinking of getting a drone. what would you suggest is a good one to start with?.. Thanks for sharing…

  6. Thank you for the the video Ryan. By way when I left for the barn this morning it was -30 this morning here in Vermont

  7. Easier to work for sure. But soil erosion will increase. It was laid off the way for a reason. That was the max the soil conservation people estimated you could get away with on tilled soil. If it was rented land that would one day go to housing or commercial use it wouldn't matter so much, other than the extra water pollution it will also cause. FWIW, I'm not a tree huger. Just and old retired steward of the soil.

  8. Dwight 46, Travis 76 and Ryan 42 seems to be perfect match for all three of you guys. If you need someone for the 4020 I'm available if your Mom doesn't to. 🙂 🙂

  9. you Guys are lucky you get to keep doing a little farming and here its -5,-6 in Indiana by the way I am a Big How Farms Work Fan

  10. Nice I love to see the old iron out in the field as I’ve only ever driven one newer tractor and I love the tillage videos as well! Not sure what it is but there’s something so satisfying about freshly turned over dirt!

  11. The dusk video of the JD on duels cultivating is how we in the uk envisage an American farm scene . Just lovely Many thanks from the UK

  12. Hi ryan, I really like your videos thank you for all you do. One question, you dont plow your fields right? So how you do to have a good dirt to sow in?

  13. He cant be going more then 4" deep pulling that chisel with a little old 4640 John Deere. What a waste of time and resources. These guys don't know anything about farming.

  14. It is sad to see that you put no greater value on the soil that provides your livelihood. In 20 yrs no amount of efficiency will make up for that soil loss. Once it goes down the creek it is gone forever. You need a good soil scientist to set up a trial to show you just how much soil you are losing on your slopes with all your tillage, lack of cover crops, and residue management. Farming is more about conservation than just pouring on fertilizer and foo juice to grow another bushel.

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