Sunday, October 29, 2017

Harvest 2017 is over...!!!

In our typical seven week fashion harvest has started and finished for us here at Johnson Family Farms. Yields overall were better than expected across the board regarding our yellow corn crop. Given it was our first year growing white corn, we were pleased and also disappointed with that crop. We did learn a few things that we may employ next year should we grow white corn again. The majority of the soybean crop was exceptional with only a few hiccups in yield where we had to replant beans in June due to armyworms.  Fertilizer is being applied and most of the limestone has also been applied. This week we will focus on getting the harvest machinery moved back to our shop and keeping the tillage rigs moving while the weather is good. A few locals have started applying anhydrous ammonia nitrogen, but we will wait a few weeks to ensure that the soil temperatures are below 50 degrees and only getting colder. 

We would like to thank our many employees who helped make our harvest season so successful and without injury. They worked countless hours and many times for weeks at a time without a day off and never complained. We are happy to have harvest behind us and take a break from lunch meat sandwiches...

Filling the grain cart in a hurry while waiting on trucks.

Harvesting soybeans as the sun sets.

Tag-teaming soybeans in Greene County on the Mears Land Trust.

Unloading yellow corn on the run into the Kinze grain cart.

The last pass of Harvest 2017...