Sunday, September 27, 2009

Good first week...

Yesterday we wrapped up our first week of harvest. We have quite a few fields opened up and a handful of grain bins partially full so the fans can dry the corn down. To-date we have not cut any soybeans, but we have fields that are ready. We plan to start soybean harvest tomorrow most likely on the Reiser - Ashland farm.

Corn yields are still bouncing from good to great. We are finding that the Diplodia ear rot damage is consistently in the continuous corn fields. Some hybrids are worse than others, but spraying for Japanese beetles or spraying fungicides did not seem to affect the severity of the Diplodia damage.

Attached are pictures of us harvesting corn on the Foster - Ashland Farm as well as a few good pictures of the Diplodia ear rot.

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