Not having the no-till drill options, I was wondering if anyone has ever scattered hay over your plots to retain moisture longer? I have a few plots on top of ridges that seem to dry out within a day of rain. For the most part I planted corn in these plots and keep the weeds at bay. This year I planted sunflowers and johnson grass took it over. So I bush hogged it all down and left a good amount of clippings on top. I came back and disked it up. Now for this areas that had high clippings I think I will do good in those areas keeping poisture. But other areas didn't have has much clippings and was thinking of sowing seed and scattering hay on top and cultipack it down. I'm not talking about thick layer but just enogh to cover bare dirt.