Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy 4th!

Another good week at Johnson Family Farms. This week mainly consisted of spraying soybeans and mowing roadsides in anticipation of the 4th of July weekend. We are almost done spraying the last herbicide pass on soybeans and hope the beans we have sprayed already will continue to out grow and shade out the competing weeds.

The corn is making great progress as much of our April planted corn is tasseled and beginning to drop pollen. Last week's hot and humid weather was great for the corn to put on new growth, but unfortunately it appears it also brought on the fungus. Today we scouted most of our early corn and noticed a significant amount of Grey Leaf Spot beginning to progress up the plant. We will continue to keep an eye on specific hybrids as it is too early to begin spraying fungicides.

Today David brought home our "new to us" combine from Cross Brothers Implement in Mount Pulaski. This fall we will be using a one year old John Deere 9770 STS combine with our 12-row corn head.

Happy 4th of July everyone!

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