Farming forum: Soybean bales?

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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threegardeners
Oct 14, 2011 10:27 AM CST
I've seen some soybean fields that after harvesting they're now baling the remains up in those big round bales. How come? Is it useful for feed? They used to just plow it under.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Oct 14, 2011 10:51 AM CST
They are baling all sorts of "forage" (desiccated corn stalks, rice straw, etc.) around here and calling it hay since the drought almost eliminated any hay crop except from a few irrigated meadows. Perhaps it is worth more to sell for cattle feed than to plow under for fertilizer?
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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threegardeners
Oct 14, 2011 10:55 AM CST
Shrug! I can't see it being needed around here. Farmers got a good 3, some even got 4 cuts of hay this year...it's even being left rotting in the fields in some cases. Maybe they're going to SELL it as fertilizer?
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Oct 14, 2011 11:11 AM CST
Maybe they're going to ship it to Texas.
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Oct 19, 2011 1:27 PM CST
It's used as bedding up in these parts. Pretty dusty cwap, tho. Big Grin

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