Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 9th...

Since my last post we have completed all our corn planting and are down to the final 250 acres of soybeans to be planted. Up until this weekend, our area was extremely dry and very behind our annual rainfall. Luckily, we have received 1.5" of rain so far with more likely this evening. All our corn has emerged. We decided to plant the last 30% of our corn acres after the week of cool weather which appears to be a good decision; that corn came out of the ground in just six days thanks to 85 degree temperatures. 

We continue to haul corn from our bins to get them cleaned out for this year's crops and mowing roadsides and spraying corn with post-emergent herbicides will be next on the docket. Summertime also brings with it the hustle and bustle of tee-ball and coach pitch baseball for this household. 

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's out there!

Tom waving to the camera on the drone after checking the seed level on the planter in Greenfield.
Bob reloading the Kinze planter with soybeans.
Planting corn on the Mears Land Trust.
Spreading fertilizer and grass seed for new Conservation Reserve Program acres in Nortonville.
Lightly harrowing in the newly planted grass seed on the CRP acres.
We are trying a Track-Till system on our planter this year where we poke 9" holes in the ground behind where our tractor and planter tires run. We hope to alleviate some compaction from all the weight we carry which causes yield damage.