Monday, April 26, 2010

What weather....

A birds-eye view of the planter as seen from the tractor seat.
We apply 3 gallons of 10-34-0 starter fertilizer along with additional zinc to all our corn acres.

Dad making a pass on the University of Illinois Farm - Hunter #3

We also planted our corn test plot during this last stretch of good weather. This year we had 32 entries. Thanks to Jeff Cosner (on the left) who is our local Pioneer Seed Specialist for helping us plant the plot.

The planter rolling across the hills of the Lehmann Farm.

What great weather! For the past 18 days we have been able to be in the fields applying Nh3 and planting corn. We have now completed the vast majority of our corn acres and lack one day of planting before we wrap up our corn acres. Recent rains have brought welcomed precipitation with our farms receiving between 1.0 & 2.0" of rain over the course of the last three days. The rains were good to help germinate the corn seedlings as well as give everyone time to recuperate from the long and productive days in the fields.

Our first planted corn is now up and you can easily row it due to its bright and brilliant color against the dark soil. We hope to wrap up corn planting this week and get as many acres of corn sprayed before the next rain. The early part of this week will be spent performing general maintenance on machinery as well as taking delivery of our soybean seed.

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