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No Till Notes: 'Direct Harvest'

 


One of the reasons we drilled our edible beans in 7.5 inch rows this year was to aid in direct harvest of the edible bean crop.  Our thought was to plant the beans in narrower rows which would force the architecture of the beans even more upright.  We felt the beans would respond by setting the pods higher on the plant.  This would allow us to more easily slide under the low setting pods with our cutter bar on our flex head.

We have a 925 John Deere flex head equipped with a Crary wind reel.  We purchased this head back east in the soybean growing regions where this style of head was us...



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