This was WWII son.
About the only thing that got sprayed were potatoes.
Two (2) cuts of Alfalfa, oats, wheat and corn in rotation,
Other than corn, June, July, August were harvest times.
This was Northern Ohio where you can be up to your armpits in 6 ft of
partly cloudy from Thanksgiving thru easter.
Rotate the crops, no need to lay fallow.
Today's economics dictate a different approach,
Sounds like Texas agriculture, not Northern Ohio.
Not during WWII, there wasn't enough gasoline available.
Don't know how common it is in other parts of the country, but here in
the low deserts of AZ, pretty much everything is watered by
I have driven past cotton fields being prepared for planting by
plunking a rotating laser down smack in the middle of the field. The
tractor has a laser receiver controlling the blade height. I assume
this lets them get the field level to within a few inches, which makes
for better distribution of the irrigation water.
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