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maplegrovefarms
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02/07/2019 5:45 am  

With the soybeans in dry as a companion crop working so well wonder if a guy could make corn and winter Rye work?

Don't plant the headlands but by the end of July the corn still wouldn't be as tall as the Rye.

Wonder what effect the Rye would have on the corn? Wonder what effect the turkey litter would have on the Rye? Would you end up with just a big mass of Rye that lodges over?


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Ted Kahler
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02/07/2019 11:01 pm  

Yea...It seems soybeans do well with either weed or cover crops growing along side it.   From what i have seen it seems corn doesn't deal with competition very well.   I think for it to work with corn maybe have to establish right before canopy and then you have green cover for fall and then rye growing for. you beans in the spring


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maplegrovefarms
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03/07/2019 3:51 am  

the beans are amazing how well they grow in with a mix of plants. yea corn is weak.  

might have to try a pass of strip till corn into rye and let the rye go.  normal plan for corn into rye is roll the rye.


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Roon
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04/07/2019 12:17 am  

Beans/rye work so well because its a cool season grass and warm season broadleaf combo.

The corn/rye is 2 grasses, one cool and one warm.  Both love nitrogen and the rye will pull all of it away from the corn.


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