Originally Posted by dejarma
yeah sure; but it's NOT YOUR FARM OR ANY OTHER IN THE US in question here, IS IT
?!?!? the CC"s you & everyone else (in general) are always discussing are those in the UK!!!! ARE THEY NOT???? so what's ya point??
so farmers do not walk through the crop checking the health etc of the plants to see if it's ok to start plowing???
fair enough, you know best
That is WHY they create the tram lines as they plant the seeds. You don't need tram lines on bare land!!!! After you disc and plow and prepare the soil....you use your tractor to plant the seeds and at the same time that creates tram lines. ....and yes the tram lines allow the farmer to walk through his crop as it grows.....without damaging the crop!!!
I said in my very first post about this that I could not speak for farmers in the UK....which is why I did some googling and found out they create and use tram lines the same way we do here in the USA.
What is it about tram lines that you don't understand??????
I only know about this because I grew up on a ranch and we farmed a lot of land and planted a large variety of crops!!! There are not a lot of things in this world that I do NOT know...but farming is one of them that I do have quite a bit of experience with!!! Even so, I am not claiming to be an expert....only sharing what I have learned as the daughter of a rancher/farmer.
Oh...and you do not need to walk through a field to know when it is time to plow....plowing is what you do after you have harvested the crop....you plow up the stubble.
Some reasons for walking the tram lines...would be to check for bug infestations that would require spraying....or to see how the seed pods are coming along as it nears harvest time....but you do not have to walk the entire field to do that.