Corn stalks

Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:18 am

Just curious. After picking the corn how many leave the stalks standing to be turned under in the fall? Or, do you leave them on the ground to dry? How about cutting and grinding them green?

Re: Corn stalks

Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:57 am

Sometimes I bush-hog them down, other times I wait untill fall to disk them under. A 152 disk plow will plow them under standing, but I don't think they decompose much quicker. It's fun though.

Re: Corn stalks

Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:34 am

Back when I was on the farm, we turned the cattle in to eat what they would, then later bush hogged, and plowed them under with a molboard plow. Now I use the flail to knock them down, and turn them under with the 151 rear disk plow.

Re: Corn stalks

Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:58 am

chop green and plow under before they dry out!---used to cut and grind them, but no longer able to do that now. thanks; sonny

Re: Corn stalks

Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:39 pm

I agree. I have a great grinder but bending over to pick up stalks is a pain in the...back.

Re: Corn stalks

Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:39 pm

Disc'em in!!! Kevin