Monday, May 31, 2010

Covering acres...

Planting beans on the Alderson farm.

David working ground in the bottoms.

The farm was busy with numerous activities this week. We lack a mere 20 acres of soybeans to plant at Williamsville; otherwise this week allowed us to cover all our remaining acres. A shower mid-day today rained us out from finishing Williamsville, but the beans we planted ahead of Tuesday and Wednesday's combined five inch rain really benefited from today's showers.
We also started side-dressing corn this past week. It is the ideal time to be side-dressing as the corn is rooting down and taking up nitrogen. Besides planting and side-dressing, we also worked in a few acres of herbicide application as the corn fields dried. The corn is growing fast and some of the first planted corn in the area is already shading the row.

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