Monthly Archives: April 2014

Chilly Wednesday

April 30, 2014 As the month ends, we are waiting for the fields to dry once more so that we can return to planting.  We finished this rain event with 2.8″, and it will take some days for the fields … Continue reading

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Sunny morning

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 The sun is shining brightly, and it’s a pleasant 67F.  A stiff breeze is blowing.  We had some more rain overnight, making the total for this event 2.75 inches (70mm).  The good news is that the WASCoBs … Continue reading

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Really soggy…

Monday, April 28, 2014 What a rainy day!  We’ve received 2.4 inches in this rain event so far, and the radar shows more on the way.  The heavy rainfall is a concern, which has caused some localized flooding in some of … Continue reading

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Tally

Sunday, April 27, 2014 End-of-week report: About 40% of the corn is planted as well as 20% of the soybeans.  All the soybean acres have had their pre-plant herbicide treatment.  The newly-enlarged Burke farm is one of the locations that … Continue reading

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It’s started!

Thursday, April 24, 2014 Yesterday afternoon, Ross began planting corn.  He went to the VanVleet and Holscher farm locations.  He reported that the conditions were very good. I’ll hook up the soybean no-till air drill this morning, and plant some … Continue reading

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Moving ahead

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Yesterday was a pretty good day.  Ross checked on the fields that still need NH3, and decided he could begin in the afternoon some application at Huey.  It was about the only place dry enough to … Continue reading

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Sunny Saturday.

April 19, 2014 It’s a sunny Saturday, and it has been a productive couple of days.  The wind finally died down enough yesterday and today (and the fields were just dry enough) so that the sprayer could be run.  Now, … Continue reading

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Frosty morn

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 There’s frost on the ground this morning.  But it did not get quite as cold as predicted…33F rather than 25F.   I think there will be no concern about damage to the wheat. Will make a circuit … Continue reading

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Pause in the field work, and a good-bye

Monday, April 14, 2014 Brandon and John were able to apply NH3 at the Pond farm yesterday afternoon.  But last night’s rain and today’s strong winds have stopped field work for a while. So, it’s off to the local Farm … Continue reading

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Inching forward

Sundown, Saturday, April 12, 2014 We began some field work yesterday.  We were able to put down some herbicide for about 400 acres of 2014 soybean fields.  Also, Ross and John began to apply NH3.  We are a little limited … Continue reading

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