I had to spot rip some spots in my bean fields where I made ruts getting corn out. But overall I no-tilled 90% of my beans. At first I was really excited about my no-tilled beans. They went in the ground great and the planter worked great. But now they are emerging, I am really disappointed. The following pictures are 30' apart in the same field planted at the same time. The only difference is that I had to work the ground to fill in the ruts in one picture. What the heck happened?
They're beans....beans are stupid. When we grew beans we'd plant and then try to never look at it again until harvest. Either looked like hell and yielded ok or looked really good but yielded poor.
Last year we had lousy beans from all the early rains killing many small plants.
We had a lot of ugly looking stands this spring because of the spring.
Yes Roon is right. Bean yields very follow prettiness of vegitive growth. Rain in August and ugly beans work, no rain in August and pretty beans dont work.
How long has this ground been out of tillage?
beans are stupid! last year i had a population screw up. one field got panted at 30K less than intended. That was my best field at 70 bushel an acre. I wouldn't be too worried if they were thin. what has me concerned is that half of them just arent coming up. And its not like they drowned out, they just didnt grow. Ill have to grab some more pictures tonight.
First time ive ever no-tilled beans, planted 1" deep.
We had a lot of germination damage.
we have had some consecutive 90+ degree days. the beans are really jumping. The good news is quite a bit have finally emerged and the fields are looking better, but there are still some massive bare spots.
How soon before you are running your beans? I'm interested to see that new combine running!
hopefully in about 2 weeks, i'm ready to get it rolling too lol
How many times have you driven across the yard checking header height? Swung auger out over wagons to practice!!
oh man now you can have to the two combines doing beans side by side. one dumping into the other dumping into a wagon!!!