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michuiganfarmer
Contributor

Trash wipers

Im looking to put on some trash wipers on our Kinze 20" row planter. What do you guys out there like the best, and the best for the money? Thanks for all the help!

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farmerguy89
Advisor

Re: Trash wipers

You mean row cleaners?

I am having a hard time justifying the expense of row cleaners where I am cause I don't grow any corn on corn. If your not growing corn on corn or other high residue crops, your wasting your time with them.

I have attached a link about this subject, I have other info on this too: basically, I can't find research that says row cleaners increase plant stands or emergence uniformity over no row cleaners in non corn-corn situations.

If your going to do row cleaners, then everyone prefers floating row cleaners. They shouldn't run all the time, and should only move clods, rocks, and root balls. Essentially, they would be close to the ground, but not on the ground-- ie they are not doing tillage.


http://www.fluidfertilizer.com/pastart/pdf/27P20-23.pdf

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Shaggy98
Senior Advisor

Re: Trash wipers

I agree with 89.  I was going to ad them to my planter a couple years ago because I thought that I needed them.  I was told by a couple very successful no-tillers in my area that they are a waste of money.  I haven't ever used them and after no-tilling a couple years now, I agree.  I haven't needed them.

 

As far as what everyone here prefers, go back about a year or two and check this topic on this site.  This is a discussion that pops up almost every year.

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Pat in CMO
Senior Contributor

Re: Trash wipers

  I am going to disagree with the other two posters. A lot depends on the specifics of your operation though. I notill my corn into bean stubble and my beans into untouched corn stalks. Most years at planting time there is still some 2 year old corn residue left when planting corn. If that corn residue is not moved out of the way it can severly impact final plant stands and uniformity of emergence. I use the older Yetter coulter/row cleaner combo, regular finger row cleaner followed by 13 wave notill coulters. It works well for me.  Patrick

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Shaggy98
Senior Advisor

Re: Trash wipers

You are correct in saying all operations are different in more ways than one.

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John_Walter
Advisor

Re: Trash wipers

Here's a discussion from a few weeks ago on the topic: trash wipers. (Isn't it "whippers"?)

 

And from a couple years ago: What row cleaners to buy.

 

Hope this helps a bit.

 

John

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