Monthly Archives: April 2015

Plant 15 arrives

Thursday, April 30, 2015 Yesterday afternoon/evening, the planters finally got going!  Both the corn and soybean planters had some initial issues, but the bugs worked out quickly. Now, this morning, we discovered an overnight rain!   It was only about .1″  … Continue reading

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Transition day

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Now that the nitrogen has been applied to the corn acres, we are using this day to transition to planting.  The applicator bars for the nitrogen will be cleaned and stored.  Then the planters will be … Continue reading

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Progress to report

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Yesterday was a busy day. Ross and John applied nitrogen fertilizer to corn fields at home. Bill  Berry came to deliver corn to GPC at Washington, Indiana.  He also pulled NH3 tanks for Ross and John. Brandon … Continue reading

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Sunny day

Thursday, April 23, 2015 The sun is shining… brightly! We think we may go do some field work this afternoon.  The field cultivator needs to work in some ruts, and then we may be able to apply some nitrogen.  Gotta … Continue reading

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Cloudy Monday

Monday, April 20, 2015 It’s a cooler Monday, with overcast, gray skies.  When I saw the rain gauge this morning, it reported 1.8″ (46mm) that came yesterday.  Yes, it’s soggy in southwest Indiana.  We have little progress on our planting … Continue reading

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Rainy Sunday

Sunday, April 19, 2015 Yup, it’s raining again today.  Not a heavy rain, but steady, and looks like it’ll last all day. Remember James 5:7.    “Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits … Continue reading

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Spray day

Saturday, April 18, 2015 This afternoon, we were able to get across a few fields to put down some preplant soybean herbicide.  John worked at Downen, Holscher, Burke, and VanVleet.  Over 400 acres went down this afternoon.  With the soybean … Continue reading

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Another rain

Thursday, April 16, 2015 Overnight, we received another .55″ (15mm) rain.   Had we missed the rain, we planned to begin applying our corn crop nitrogen today.  We also had plans to continue spraying soybean ground today at Burke, VanVleet, and … Continue reading

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Well, it’ a start…

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 For the most part, as you travel around our fields today, you see that it is still too wet to be doing any field work.  But we did find 2 or 3 locations where it is … Continue reading

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New video

Thursday, April 9, 2015 These rainy days have allowed me to prepare a short video of our day spraying last Wednesday.  Check it out on our YouTube site. We made this video with our DJI Phantom II and attached GoPro … Continue reading

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