One field with multiple crops?

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One field with multiple crops?

Post by CaptGoodvibes » Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:48 am

Does this type of farming have a name?

Is a gap between crops suggested and if so, how wide?

Thanks!
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Re: One field with multiple crops?

Post by Missyb » Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:58 am

Double planting, I think it can be done with only cereal crop's am not 100% sure about it.
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Re: One field with multiple crops?

Post by Mwal » Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:00 am

At the same time? No idea in real life but I wouldn’t get em closer than your header width in game or harvesting will be impossible

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Re: One field with multiple crops?

Post by CaptGoodvibes » Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:05 am

Mwal wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:00 am
At the same time? No idea in real life but I wouldn’t get em closer than your header width in game or harvesting will be impossible
Like in different strips as you see on maps boasting of 200+ fields... very close...

I was trying to google info about that type of farming but don’t have the right keywords...
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Re: One field with multiple crops?

Post by mike33s » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:12 am

Strip cropping / farming?
https://www.britannica.com/topic/strip-cropping

There is also something popular in the states called contour farming. You'll see it on farms like "How Farms Work"

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Re: One field with multiple crops?

Post by Illinois Farmer » Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:55 pm

I was just going to ask if he meant strip farming haha. It is very common on hilly terrain. I have seen it in galena and in Wisconsin. There might be a small strip of grass between the crops, but a lot of times you don't see it.
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Re: One field with multiple crops?

Post by Farmercaseih » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:09 pm

We have a field that we split between corn and beans, and we plant them right next to eachother

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Re: One field with multiple crops?

Post by EnglishGent » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:07 am

I did it accidentally. I was part way through a planting session when I saved, and on restarting I accidentally changed the seed type. I didn't notice until it all started to grow.... Harvesting was easy at it just stopped cutting when it reached the change over point. I didn't think a farmer would do it in real life though, and I've never heard of strip farming until today..

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Re: One field with multiple crops?

Post by chedly_farms » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:17 pm

CaptGoodvibes wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:48 am
Does this type of farming have a name?

Is a gap between crops suggested and if so, how wide?

Thanks!
Are you talking about relay cropping? Where you would plant say, rye, with a wide gap between the rows say in late fall. Then you turn around and in between those rows you would plant corn. The rye then is almost what you would consider a "Cover Crop" Something to aid the weeds from being able to propagate, but you plant the corn at the precise moment so that you can harvest the rye with the header slightly higher than the growing corn crop, and you don't swath the straw. You spread the straw so that it becomes a mulch to keep moisture in the soil to promote growth for the corn and continue to suppress the weeds. I'm seeing a couple guys try it. A few in Nebraska, that irrigate.
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Re: One field with multiple crops?

Post by CaptGoodvibes » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:41 pm

I'm thinking like this. What would you call farming with this layout? I want stripes in my field haha! Cheers!Image
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Re: One field with multiple crops?

Post by Illinois Farmer » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:08 pm

Strip farming
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Re: One field with multiple crops?

Post by CaptGoodvibes » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:12 pm

Illinois Farmer wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:08 pm
Strip farming
To harvest in the game, do I need a gap larger than a couple meters? Also, if I put crops next to each other that use a different header, corn vs cereal, I wonder of I can seed/plant without any gap between strips...
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Re: One field with multiple crops?

Post by Mwal » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:19 pm

Make a test save and try it out

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Re: One field with multiple crops?

Post by CaptGoodvibes » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:34 pm

Mwal wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:19 pm
Make a test save and try it out
Sure but it takes many hours of gameplay to get to a harvest. I wouldn't mind knowing if anyone else has tried it with success. *thumbsup*
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Re: One field with multiple crops?

Post by Mwal » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:10 pm

New save, plant two strips quickest growth setting and fast forward👍🏻

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