April 4, 2016
Today, we got started in the field with putting on anhydrous ammonia. NH3 is our source for nitrogen for our corn crop. We apply it pre-plant. The soil dried sufficiently over the weekend to allow us to start. We went first to the Roberson farm, along IN 550.
The next operation after the NH3 application? The sprayer will apply a burndown herbicide. Then, the corn planter will put the seeds into the soil! (Notice I didn’t say “dirt”?)
Very early this morning, Brandon took a load of corn to market at GPC at Washington, Indiana.
Below-freezing temps are predicted for tonight, so we will wait for the soils to warm before starting the planter! Rain and high winds are predicted for Wednesday, so every little bit we can get done today and tomorrow will be a good thing.
Feels good to be making some progress toward the corn crop! We were not able to spray today, for the wind was just too strong. Looking forward to that going again, too.