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    Default Planting corn with the JD 71

    I bought the 71 last spring and it's in good shape, it's missing a fertilizer box but thanks to Farmwithjunk I now have a parts manual and know what to order.
    One of the things I've learned about using the 71 is seed bed prep is critical. It's a great planter and does what it's supposed to do but sometimes its owner is lacking in the necessary skills to make it perform the way it should, but each year things get a bit easier.
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    Default Re: Planting corn with the JD 71

    Quote Originally Posted by Oleozz
    I bought the 71 last spring and it's in good shape, it's missing a fertilizer box but thanks to Farmwithjunk I now have a parts manual and know what to order.
    One of the things I've learned about using the 71 is seed bed prep is critical. It's a great planter and does what it's supposed to do but sometimes its owner is lacking in the necessary skills to make it perform the way it should, but each year things get a bit easier.
    I have never seen a 71 planter with fertilizer boxes. I have one and that is the major drawback I see with these planters. If you get yours retrofitted with fertilizer boxes, please post pics and information about costs, ease (or lack thereof) of attaching them etc., in other words, all the particulars. I would like to have fertilizer boxes on mine as well.

    By the way, I envy you guys with cabs in this hot weather. When the weather is nice, I'd just as soon be out in it, but in the heat give me some good AC.

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    Default Re: Planting corn with the JD 71

    Quote Originally Posted by Oleozz
    I bought the 71 last spring and it's in good shape, it's missing a fertilizer box but thanks to Farmwithjunk I now have a parts manual and know what to order.
    One of the things I've learned about using the 71 is seed bed prep is critical. It's a great planter and does what it's supposed to do but sometimes its owner is lacking in the necessary skills to make it perform the way it should, but each year things get a bit easier.

    Lookin' good! For some reason, most of the original end users of #71's didn't use integral fertilizer attachments, choosing to broadcast fertilizer before planting and side dress post- emerge. (Including me...) I've only seen a couple planters with dry fertilizer units. You MIGHT find a fert. box for a #25 deere unit planter in a salvage yard, but they're scarce too. #25's were vaguely simular. Yetter doesn't offer fertilizer attachments for their rendition of the 71 either.
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    Default Re: Planting corn with the JD 71

    [QUOTE=Farmwithjunk]Lookin' good! For some reason, most of the original end users of #71's didn't use integral fertilizer attachments, choosing to broadcast fertilizer before planting and side dress post- emerge. (Including me...) I've only seen a couple planters with dry fertilizer units. You MIGHT find a fert. box for a #25 deere unit planter in a salvage yard, but they're scarce too. #25's were vaguely simular. Yetter doesn't offer fertilizer attachments for their rendition of the 71 either.[/QUOTE

    Farmwithjunk: What attachment do you use to side dress post emerge? Do you use dry or wet fertilizer?

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    Default Re: Planting corn with the JD 71

    [QUOTE=TNhobbyfarmer]
    Quote Originally Posted by Farmwithjunk
    Lookin' good! For some reason, most of the original end users of #71's didn't use integral fertilizer attachments, choosing to broadcast fertilizer before planting and side dress post- emerge. (Including me...) I've only seen a couple planters with dry fertilizer units. You MIGHT find a fert. box for a #25 deere unit planter in a salvage yard, but they're scarce too. #25's were vaguely simular. Yetter doesn't offer fertilizer attachments for their rendition of the 71 either.[/QUOTE

    Farmwithjunk: What attachment do you use to side dress post emerge? Do you use dry or wet fertilizer?
    Don't have it anymore since I'm not growing corn any longer(other than sweet corn in the garden) but I did have a Deere RG4 cultivator with Gandy side-dressers mounted on it. I'd plow down N, broadcast multi-purpose fert, then usually side dress with Ammonium Nitrate once crop was several inches tall. Maybe not the best way every year, but I had good results most years.

    Last couple years I did a corn crop I tried liquid N. I used a John Blue applicator that was rented from our co-op. So-so results in a bad growing year both times.
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    Default Re: Planting corn with the JD 71

    I was at a friends house last night looking at his older JD tractors, one was a 630 and the other I believe was a 520, he said both 2 cylinders but he had a two row JD planter sitting behind his 630. It had two fertilizer boxes exactly like I need and also had a herbicide and a pesticide box behind the corn bins. I forget the model but some nite when he's sound asleep I'll slip down to his farm and.............!!
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    Default Re: Planting corn with the JD 71

    Oleozz,
    That sure is a pretty Setter in your avatar!!

    I never let a Setter pic slip by..... And, my name does not refer to the beverage!

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    Default Re: Planting corn with the JD 71

    FarmwithJunk,

    When you used liquid N, did you plow it in, put it on pre-emergent or after thr corn was up and growing? I grow sweet corn and a little field corn and need to add some N. The corn is up (about 10" high) and I am wondering if applying liquid N now would burn the corn.

    Thanks,
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    Default Re: Planting corn with the JD 71

    Quote Originally Posted by Dascro
    FarmwithJunk,

    When you used liquid N, did you plow it in, put it on pre-emergent or after thr corn was up and growing? I grow sweet corn and a little field corn and need to add some N. The corn is up (about 10" high) and I am wondering if applying liquid N now would burn the corn.

    Thanks,
    Dave
    I knifed it in. 10" corn would be a little risky. I'd suggest side dressing with a general purpose fert, maybe one with a higher N count and keep it a few inches from the plant.
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    Default Re: Planting corn with the JD 71

    Quote Originally Posted by Oleozz
    I was at a friends house last night looking at his older JD tractors, one was a 630 and the other I believe was a 520, he said both 2 cylinders but he had a two row JD planter sitting behind his 630. It had two fertilizer boxes exactly like I need and also had a herbicide and a pesticide box behind the corn bins. I forget the model but some nite when he's sound asleep I'll slip down to his farm and.............!!
    Oleozz....Not sure but I don't think those fertilizer boxes would fit on your 71. I'd hate for you to get a rear end full of buckshot trying to "borrow" them late one night. Better make sure before you do something drastic.

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