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TSHORT 53626 309 John Deere 8310 & Roller either
John Deere 8310 & Roller
This is the John Deere 8310 I drove while rolling newly
planted cotton country @ Hillston, Australia. It had to be
roller because just after planting we had a very hot spell
and this cracked the ground exposing the seed so by rolling
it, it closed the cracks and pushed the seed back into the
Working speed was about 18-19km/hr
Re: John Deere 8310 & Roller
Are there no-till cotton crops with straw in Australia?
Straw on surface of soil to keep a moisture and reduce the
drought effect of wind and sun.
Here, in Brazil, we have a lot of zero-till cotton crops on
cerrado region (5 to 25 degree of latitude).

Flavio Gassen
Re: John Deere 8310 & Roller
Yes there are cotton crops planted directly into cereal
stubble, this country being rolled was fresh country and had
only been developed for cotton in July, so there was no time
to plant a cereal crop.
Ideally with virgin cotton country they would plant a wheat
or barley crop about May and then spray it out in september
and plant cotton into the straw.
However this particular year was a drought year and we
didn't have enought water to irrigate the wheat crop plus
the cotton crop.
Re: John Deere 8310 & Roller
Hi Tim,
Thanks for your information. I'm curious about Australian
agriculture. I think it's similar our Cerrado (Brazil).
About wheat and barley. Do you harvest these crops before
cotton drill or to kill with herbicide (gliphosate)?
That pictures was taken last year (2002)?

Greetings from Brazil,
Flavio Gassen
Re: John Deere 8310 & Roller
The wheat crops are sprayed with glyphosate and then the
cotton is drilled straight into it.
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