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BART79 84758 213 white 8900 either
A White 8900, pictured on my "combine-tour" in western
Kansas. I thought I saw some Massys in the distance, I never
knew white use to make combines.
Re: white 8900
It is just the variety of wheat. The yields that year were
around 1 ton/acre for wheat following a year of
summerfallow. Sommerfallow is instead of drilling wheat
straight after a automncrop (wich used a lot of moisture),
keeping the field bare for a year to collect moisture in the
subsoil (from rain and snow) and drilling it the next
automn. To keep the summerfallow fields bare, they use
"sweeps" this is a tillage implement with large V-blades.
See photo. They use it after a rain when the weeds start
growing because weeds use moisture.
Where I worked they had drilled the wheat straight after
maize. And because it hardly rained there was hardly
I've combined fields of less than 600 lbs/acre. So it pays
to leave the field bare for a year because yield will be
more than double.
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