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gtractorfan
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:24 pm    Post subject: Spilled beans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't remember ever seeing all the sprouted beans - and corn- after harvest like this year. Nearby is a corn field that is greener than this. What seems unusual is how uniform the volunteer reseeding is. Looks like a decent stand if this was spring instead of fall.

 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Spilled beans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looks like the operator needs to take a course in operating a combine. Either there was a lot of beans dropped before combining, or the operator had a lot of header loss which could be caused by a vast number of issues. Such things as header running too high and not getting under pods. Real turning too fast. Shelled beans rolling out of pan of header, to name the obvious. Many other possabilities back in the separator section of the combine.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Spilled beans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Are you sure its volunteer? Around here a lot of fields are being planted to cover crops. This is used to stop erosion, as livestock feed and soil builder as it is killed when no till planting is done in the spring. Some cut and use spring growth as hay or ensilage before killing and planting. usual mix here is cereal rye, tillage radishes and another I don't remember. I don't know for sure but I believe conservation funds to defray part of cost if this is part of erosion plan with the government ag dept.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Spilled beans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

There are always some missed beans left in the field. Sometimes the beans grow below what can be cut, some is lost as shatter of bean pods some are lost through the combine for reasons either preventable or not preventable. The big factor is the weather has to be right for the beans to plant themselves and then sprout. Most years we dont have the moisture or the timing of frost and cold is not right to get the green fuzz you see in that field.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Spilled beans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You sure those are not cover crops?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Spilled beans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Most of the corn fields in Central AL look like that. Some are almost 2 ft tall.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:51 am    Post subject: Re: Spilled beans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Lots of things to have adjusted properly on a combine. Fans, reels ,concave clearances, rotor speeds, cylinder speed, ground speed. Possibly beans going thru the machine not threshed completely then out the back. The beans may not have been mature enough to have the machine running them. If the machine was new to the operator he may not have been familiar with how it should be adjusted. Seems there is not a machine that can guarantee no crop loss out the back but some do advertise that.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:30 am    Post subject: Re: Spilled beans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A bushel an acre will make a nice green field if the weather is right. Nothing new. We had sows and cows and calves clean up the corn fields after harvest. They did well usually until snow. Hay was provided but they didn't eat much.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:07 am    Post subject: Re: Spilled beans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you do some reading on ag extension sites, experts state that harvest losses of 1% to 3% (1 to 2 bushels to the acre) are about the best you can expect.

ONE bushel to the acre is a common soybean seeding rate.

So, yeah, with the right moisture and temperature conditions a harvested field is going to show some green!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: Spilled beans Reply to specific post Reply with quote

There is field just down the road where I don't if the guy should combine this years beans or last years volunteer corn
 
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