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[Cob] Types of straw.

Henry Raduazo raduazo at
Mon Jul 21 12:58:30 CDT 2008

Trouble with hay: It is more expensive. I use chopped straw with a  
roto-tiller to make cob so I have been known to harvest dry straw  
form the field using a very sharp lawn mower. Don't use the grass  
catcher though It just clogs up and causes the straw to be too finely  
chopped. A big side discharge mower works the best Dr. 12 Hp. if you  
have it. Then rake up the straw and use it. You should have plenty of  
2-3 inch pieces with good tensile strength. You are harvesting straw  
not grass so set the mower high perhaps even use larger wheels The  
Dr. is made for this but few people have them.
On Jul 21, 2008, at 10:43 AM, Katherine K Hebenstreit wrote:

> Hello group,
> I am in south eastern Ohio; where it's a bit hilly.   I can't seem  
> to find anyone who has straw; most of the locals counter the word  
> straw with hay!
> The Amish here do grow oats and use the straw with the grain to  
> feed their sheep.  This is the only straw which can be gotten  
> locally!      Do you see any issues with this concerning cob?
> I'm nearly thinking I should plant poke weed and use the stalks  
> from that!
> Katherine
> You know what Bluegrass is?  Hillbilly Jazz!
> ---The HEBE
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