Final Report for FNE02-404
Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE02-404.
In summary, I would say the equipment and the system worked great and my plan for next year is to try the equipment again with no modifications. One problem we did experience was that since this corn was late planted and the only small corn in the area it attracted black birds by the hundreds, and they ate the entire field in 2 days when it was 2 inches tall. Therefore there will be no yield data. We were successful in killing the cover crop and establishing the crop, proof that the system works. In fact a large conventional grower stopped by to see why we were using herbicide and conventional no-till. When I explained what we were doing he was impressed that we could have this kind of success without chemicals.