Posted 2/20/2021 17:56 (#8847203 - in reply to #8846311) Subject: RE: Shelbourne header
We have ran a stripper for 7 years. I love the increased harvest productivity. We had to take row cleaners and fertilizer openers off the planter. One possible issue is if you have a wet late summer and the stubble rot’s off at then soil surface the mat of stubble can be blow into piles if you get a big wind. We have been planting cover crops the last few year in a attempt to keep it anchored. Last year we ran a draper on a second combine and the couldn’t believe the difference in weed pressure after harvest. Visually I would say there was half as many pigweeds and they were half as big in the stripped stubble. We will see if we can notice a yield difference next year.