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Mowing Straw

Mowing straw in one of our Granville Fields

This is a short clip of mowing down the straw and vetch in one of our fields. We plant between 25-30 acres of rye/vetch a year, most of it is baled although some we flail down into the growing fields for organic matter.  Although we had an unusually warm and dry spring, the rye did quite well.  In fact, in some places, it is per 6 ft high, which caused binding in the mower. We had to slow the ground speed and speed up the RPM’s to cut it properly. The tractor is a 125 HP John DEERE with a 9 FT New Holland mower on the back.

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