Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Finally done....with corn

Late Monday afternoon we wrapped up planting our 2009 corn crop on the Emerald Acres farm. The tile we installed is already working and provided us with an even better & drier than expected seed bed. June 1st is the latest that I have ever planted corn, although it was only one day later than we finished last year and on the same farm. Thank you to Bret & Jake at TriCounty FS who stayed late and sprayed well into the dark last night to get all of our herbicide applied ahead of the rains.

As for soybeans we lacked just one more round to finish planting at our University of Illinois Hunter #3 farm and we would have been done there, but Mother Nature decided to bring on the rain once again. We are now down to less than 40 acres of beans left to plant.

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