okay hey everybody its Ryan welcome back to
our farms work Travis and I just finished transferring the fertilizer in
the fertilizer tanks on the corn planter over to the tanks on the cultivator so
the corns getting up to where we can start cultivating and dressing so
we’re gonna do today is just to make sure that the cultivator is running
properly being is that we just went through and put all the orifices in we
checked it over ran some water through it and it seems to be working pretty
good we have leftover fertilizer in the tanks on the corn planter so to get rid
of it what we did was we backed the four to twenty in the cultivator up to the
mill cows we filled it up with water we diluted that fertilizer down which
yeah it is gonna be diluted so it’s not going to be as effective but it’s still
gonna be doing something so we’re gonna go through and just empty out the tanks
on the forty twenty and Travis is doing his first lap right now he’s about to
get started so let’s head out there and see how it goes I’m getting my steps in today so I
wanted to show you guys this little weed back here so what we’re looking at is
Morning Glory you can tell because the leaves are spaded shaped so what Morning
Glory loves to do is as the plant grows what it’ll do is it’ll send out tendrils
and what the tendrils will do is pretty much they’ll be pointing straight up
until they start spinning and they’ll just keep spinning around as the plant
grows until it latches on to something typically a corn plant and then it will
basically just vine up the corn plant and it’ll reduce your yield on that
plant and they’re kind of a pain in the rear because if you have it in like say
oats it can wrap around the parts of the combine and the combine will get plugs
so we haven’t had as much of an issue lately with Morning Glory as we have in
previous years I know that when we were growing up it was a big problem because
we’d have to stop the 6620 and then let it go through because it would just want
to wrap around the drum on the head yeah by cultivating we’re a eliminating some
of those weeds breaking up the soil again which some people I will agree
that it is just another form of tillage so it increases your rosin but what
we’ve really noticed is that after we cultivate the corn we definitely have
seen a boost in yield ever since we started doing it and that led us to put
tanks on the cultivator so we mounted those ourselves ran all the piping and
everything down to each of the rows so now we can side dress alongside it
the trap it’s wiped out a bunch of wrote a bunch of corn plants there but overall
we have noticed a positive in yield now if we don’t want to
cultivate will sometimes do is we’ll leave the cultivator up and we’ll just
side dress all of the corn and that’s another thing that we can do we do do it
on my 30 acre no-till field we just leave it up and then run the fertilizer
down to the rows so I gotta walk all the way back to the building we’re gonna be getting some fertilizer
tanks here later this week and then we will be fully side dressing but for
right now since we don’t really with a sixth row cultivator we really aren’t
going to get all of the corn cultivated so the more that we can get cultivated
the better we don’t have tanks here right now but we figured since they’re
starter and the planner and putting some water and with it to dilute it to make a
lot of lasts a little bit longer you know every little bit would help and
since we don’t have any tanks it’s probably for the better that we go ahead
and just kind of get started cultivating so anyway that’s about it for this video
we’re probably going to be doing some more on cultivating so keep an eye out
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