No-till Planting Corn into Sod

May 9, 2009

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I no-till planted 25 acres of corn on Monday, May 4th.  This is our equipment, engaged in planting. 

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There are three wheels in this picture.  The first wheel is the coulter.  The coulter cuts a two-inch deep slot into the soil.  The next wheel is the depth wheel.  Not visible is the corn being deposited into the slot between the depth wheels.  The next wheel is the press wheel.  The press wheels close the seed furrow and press soil around the corn kernel.  All of these wheels are adjustable and we often adjust based on soil conditions.