Everyone knows that if you are growing a great corn crop it starts with planting and does not end until it is harvested. Unlike soybeans, corn is a full season endeavor. The new hybrids have come a long way, smoothing over some of the rough spots. Mother nature sure seems to come up with new challenges as fast as science can adapt. One thing that I believe will never change in the ever-changing and ever challenging farm industry is that farmers need to get every dollar out of their fields, leaving nothing but the chance to make more profits the following year. The FarmBuilt Chisel Ripper has several ways to help farmers do just that.
Think of corn as more of having a lifecycle than a growing season. Fewer interruptions in this cycle will get farmers better results. It all starts at germination; the Chisel Ripper creates a healthier soil by process of aeration, creating a soil rich with living aerobic microbes. This will help get the farmers plants off to a good start leading to better root growth. The Chisel Ripper opens the soil up through the compacted layers for even larger root structure. This lets the hair roots go after untapped nutrients. After years this will deepen the topsoil.
Proper soil health and root growth lead to better and stronger plants. With sufficient and timely nitrogen your corn plants are better able to deal with the uncontrollable elements that mother nature sometimes throws our way.
If the plant stays viable longer to a fully matured lifespan the better the test weight will be. Better test weight adds up in a hurry. Then, add all of today's technologies in seeds and fertilizer and you can be confident you have done all you can do to leave nothing in the field but the chance of another great year next year.
I personally have never let what others say or do influence what I know is possible. If someone says I cannot it becomes a challenge to me. I never stop trying to improve on whatever I am doing. No matter what job I have ever done and no matter what I feel, I look back and learn something from it.
Jeff Sberna - Farmer and Founder of J&D FarmBuilt LLC