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Posted 11/22/2012 13:41 (#2710999)
Subject: Bedder questions

Wardview, LA
As I planted my wheat this year in heavy clay ground, I placed numerous ditches to drain the fields better this year than in previous. I usually hit 50-55 bushel wheat in the past sowing it, but this year I changed to a drill and ditches. If my plan increases the yields as expected, I see a lot of people in Stuggart and some near me planting on beds. The concept should allow for better draining in my fields, but I was curious on how I could utilize into second crops and irrigation. So here are some questions:

1) How do you normally set your bedders up for wheat on a 2 pass disced field?
2) Can you use the bedder on no disced ground?
3) Can you follow up after the wheat harvest and utilize the bedder to build small beds/rows on 15" centers to use as an irrigation furrow for beans or milo?
4) What size bedder can you pull with a JD 4640?

Any other advice would be appreciated. I have not used a bedder or seen one work. The key goal for the tool would be to bed wheat and to utilize the bedder for soybeans / milo to allow for irrigation.
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