Monthly Archives: April 2013

Planting!

Tuesday afternoon, April 30, 2013 Ross is planting corn here at the Home farm today.  Not perfect conditions, but not bad, too.     Tomorrow, I’ll go plant some soybeans. What a great feeling to get started…    

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Getting closer…

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Yesterday, the sun came out and the temperatures were a pleasant 75ºF.  It finally ‘felt’ like spring.  The soils are drying out, getting us closer to planting.  We focused our attention to the Burke farm, where … Continue reading

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A little bit of progress…

Friday, April 26, 2013 John and I toured prospective soybean fields this morning to see if it would be possible to apply the pre-plant, tank-mix herbicide of Roundup WeatherMax, Authority, and Sharpen.  This application is made before planting to stop emerged … Continue reading

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An encourging word…

 An encouraging article from Ag Web Daily, April 24th. More Rain Likely, But Yields Not in Danger Yet April 24, 2013 By Keith Robinson, Purdue University Frequent and heavy rains have kept most Indiana farmers out of their fields during … Continue reading

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Brrrrr….

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 It sure feels chilly outside today.  The rain has stopped, another .7″ (19mm) since noon yesterday.  But what gets your attention is the temperature.  42º right now.   You can see your breath! Today, John is assisting … Continue reading

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Yeah, it’s raining…

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 We found some fields to be nearly dry enough to work on Monday morning.  It was okay for the sprayer, and mostly good for the NH3 application.  By working late last night, Ross and John were able … Continue reading

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Frosty morn

Saturday, April 20, 2013 When we went out this morning, you could see the frosty sugar-coating on everything.  It got down to the mid-30s.  But by noon the sun is out brightly, not a cloud in the skies.  The temperature is … Continue reading

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2.1

Friday, April 19, 2013 During the night, another 2.1 inches of rain fell on the area.  The sky looked threatening all day, but the rain did not begin until about dark, 8pm edt.  We were hoping that the predictions would be … Continue reading

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Oh, boy.

Wednesday, April 17,2013 Another rain overnight, about .6″ (16mm).  It seems like more.  The fields are really wet again.  I saw a tweet yesterday by Mitch Daniels, President of Purdue and former Indiana Governor: “Another week of this rain and … Continue reading

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A big birthday…. and rain threatening…again

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 We had a pleasant day yesterday.  Fields were too soft or wet for John and Ross to apply NH3, but it was firm enough for me to spray.  I got 500+ acres of corn ground covered … Continue reading

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