Originally Posted by Drop-time
That looks like quite a machine dl, and you outta have some nice plots. Ill bet a fella could make his investment back (in a few years) if he was to hire out plot work in this area. Seems everyone is puttin in plots. I would be a little concerned with the stirrin up the seedbank, but if wouldnt be as much of an issue for annuals I guess. Great pics, I too have "burnt the midnight oil" on my plots. Used to do it every summer when I worked nightshift.
You know, someone mentioned that when I said we were going to try it with native warm season grass plantings. We will be doing this on existing ag fields, so the weed seed beds should be pretty clean in the first place.
Also, it can't be much different than discing or plowing a field as far as disturbing weed seed beds.
For the clover plot, we will have weeds come up, but they will die with the cold, the clover will go dormant and come spring, we will keep this one mowed (easier to get to as not a wet area to have to go through to get to it).
Good to know someone else has planted and worked up ground in the dark. I have to admit, I would cast shadows with the tractor light and sometimes it would freak me out. Our property is in the middle of nowhere and I was in the middle of the middle of nowhere! Just had that feeling I was being watched! Just got the chills thinking about it.
Yes, I also think the investment would pay for itself in the long run. If you can't tell, I am excited about this product!
Still trying to get the video off my phone!