It’s cold, but is it cold enough?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Yeah, it’s cold out there… but not enough to stop the guys from sweeping out another bin of corn.  Our #4 is now MT.  The trucks will begin deliveries again in the morning.  We even had some snow flurries off-and-on today.  Check our YouTube site for a short video of loading the trucks, you can see the light snow flurries!

I called Greg Anthis, our CPS crop consultant, and he indicated that they would attempt to apply nitrogen top-dress on some wheat in the morning.  I’m not certain it will be frozen hard enough to support his trucks, but I sure hope they can get that N on without cutting ruts into the fields.  If not tomorrow, there will surely be a day dry or cold enough within the next month.

I also met with Tom Held at our local NRCS office to check on the progress of two conservation projects that we hope to complete ahead of corn planting.  The design is complete on one, and the other should be ready in less than a month.  He also requested information about our cover-crop practice, and we made arrangements for the documentation required for the NRCS’s support for that project.

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