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 Kevin Haase from Wright-Stemle to make an upgrade to the 4730 sprayer boom. We can’t unfold the boom inside our shop, so John did the next best thing. He unfolded the boom inside another building.. at least they are out of the rain and cold wind. The modification package will make boom clean-out easier and more thorough. It will also improve the flow of product through the boom so that when the sprayer commands the boom to shut off, the flow will stop instantaneous, rather than taper to a stop over a couple seconds. The result in the field will be a savings on chemicals, and more accurate and precise application.
We will take a drive soon to view the situation with the river flood stage. The crest on the West Fork of White River was supposed to occur upstream at Edwardsport yesterday, and downstream tomorrow at Petersburg. Our location is about 1/2 way between the two, so the crest should be passing our fields today. But yesterday’s rain was heavier in the central parts of Indiana… another crest may be on its way.