Farming forum: NATURAL CORN SNOW FENCE information I found from google

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Name: Kater
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kater
May 31, 2014 8:42 AM CST
Has anyone had success?

http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/shrp/shrp-h-320.pdf
Standing Corn
At least two states have experimented with leaving a number of rows of corn standing in fields
adjacent to the highway right-of-way. Experience has shown that this strategy is economically
viable. The number standing corn rows varies with the size of the harvester and the harvesting
pattern used by the farmer, but to be effective, the minimum is six to
eight rows. The most effective strategy is to use two strips of corn rows separated by 150 to
200 ft. (45 to 60 m). The minimum setback from the road shoulder should be 35 times the
height of the standing corn. Figure 18 illustrates the effectiveness of such fences.
Owners receive payment for the corn left standing in the field based on the market value for the
crop on the day of harvest. Some corn left standing can be salvaged in the spring. Costs for
such a program in 1984 in one state averaged $1,300/mile ($810/km).
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
May 31, 2014 8:44 AM CST

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That's pretty interesting information, but are you asking a question here? Big Grin
Name: Kater
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May 31, 2014 8:46 AM CST
My question was posted earlier, I had hoped for information if anyone has done this...but I could not find my question to add to it, as I suppose it has to be moderated. We are grain farmers, and I collected corn from the field left behind from the combine, and hope to have ornamental corn in my front and side yards. Corn is our living so I feel it's appropriate and beautiful, after all, people shock it up for Halloween decor, why not for usefulness, too?
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Name: Greene
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greene
May 31, 2014 12:14 PM CST
@dave, can we join this latest thread to wherever it was that the original question was posted? I'm getting lost. Maybe move it to the farm forum?
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dave
May 31, 2014 12:30 PM CST

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I looked for the original post and couldn't find it.
Name: Kater
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kater
May 31, 2014 2:05 PM CST
That is par for the course...I have very bad country Internet...it's so slow many things give up on posting...I do not know the categories yet but it's not farming.but i see, other, ok...it's anyone in the country with snow drifting problems.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
May 31, 2014 2:37 PM CST

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It's a neat concept. I'm going to move this thread to the Farming forum where it will get exposure to more people. Thumbs up
Name: Porkpal
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May 31, 2014 3:12 PM CST
You mention the costs for implementing the program, are there any savings from reduced labor in road clearing?
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Dayjillymo
Jun 6, 2014 12:44 PM CST
I like the idea here. Great idea!
Name: Kater
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kater
Jun 6, 2014 12:58 PM CST
I thought about this the whole time I was mowing lawn today (something new, I got a self propelled mower like I ran in grade school, same lawn!)....I am so excited. I think I'll plant corn where I can in the first 140 feet then after harvest put snow fence that we have from years ago...(plastic kind) in the 2nd 140 feet....I spent mucho dinero last year for plowing, as I do not have a cab and just cannot handle it all myself, average cost per plow was $40 to $60. And I LOVE THE LOOK OF CORN, BEING the daughter of a "Corn King." Smile.
I have all kinds of ideas like....metal stakes where I couldn't grow the corn, holding up "shock-like" stems... and spray painting it red and green, chuckle with Christmas lights....yes, I do get carried away....with ideas...
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Name: Porkpal
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Jun 6, 2014 1:40 PM CST
We will definitely need pictures of that!
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