Harvest Time, Plus a Giant Buck Encounter
The Grigsby • 17m
S1.E6: Bow season is finally open in Illinois, and Mike sees a giant buck on his very first day in the woods. But fall means crop harvest season, too. The Grigsby team hits the field and explains how a combine works.
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Erosion Work and Hanging the Last Stand
S1.E5: Randy talks through the steps in a soil conservation project with the USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service. Then, Mike hangs the final stand of the year in preparation for the upcoming season. With 160+ stands in place, prepping the Grigsby is quite a job!
Tuning Combines and Organic Cover Crops
S1.E4: Technicians go over combine maintenance and adjustment with the crew, and Randy checks out an organic cover crop that, at just 3 weeks old, is already 24 inches tall. Though it's there to fix nitrogen for next spring's corn, deer will be feasting on it this fall.
Plot Maintenance, A Near Tractor Wrec...
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