This past week we also spread lime on a few fields and worked that in with a disk. Our hope is that churning the soil with the disk and Issac's rain would allow the lime to begin working in our soils immediately. Not much tillage has occurred in our local area, but I imagine after these recent rains, many will begin. We should have enough moisture now to allow us to apply our fall anhydrous ammonia which we use as nitrogen fertilizer for our 2013 corn crop. If soils are too dry, the anhydrous will not bond to the soil particles and therefor leach into the atmosphere which is not good.
No soybeans have been combined in the area yet, but I anticipate some will be ready the end of the week. Enjoy your Labor Day holiday!
Disking corn stalks and incorporating lime into the soil
Spreading very dry lime and no wind - looked like the field was on fire...
Harvesting corn on the Reiser Cass County farm
Minor set back...
Filling the truck