North Iowa farmer plants soybeans deeper because of leftover corn residue
A north Iowa farmer planted soybeans deeper than normal this spring.
Casey Schlichting of Clear Lake tells Brownfield soils were dry at planting, but the bigger issue was crop residue left over from harvest.
“The corn stalks didn’t break down, and we just wanted to go a little deeper on the beans because the trash rippers on the planter were moving a lot of junk this year that is usually buried or not even there.”
He says despite planting beans closer to two and-a-half inches deep instead of two inches, emergence looks good.