Monthly Archives: March 2019

Set up continues

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Sunny today.  Will get a little above 50ºF today. Brad is  here from JL Farm Equipment, Poseyville, IN to install updated software in the MX290 tractor.  This update was necessary in order for the tractor’s controller … Continue reading

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Rainy day to welcome Spring

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 I read a quote today:  “The first day of Spring is not the same as the first Spring day”… I must agree with that one. It’s raining again this afternoon.  Monday and Tuesday were quite nice, … Continue reading

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Creating planting prescriptions

Friday, March 15, 2019 Yesterday, I spent several hours building planting prescriptions for the soybean planter.  A planting prescription is a map of a field that shows the areas of different planting populations.   We use a soil survey map as … Continue reading

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Maintenance

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Work continued on the JD 1890 soybean air drill today.  The guys did the difficult task of greasing the zerks on all 60 rows, plus the wheels, frame-folding hinges, and the bearings on the 1910 air … Continue reading

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Is winter over?

Monday, March 11, 2019 There is sunshine today.  It is 50ºF — certainly more pleasant out there. We received today the seed sizes (number of seeds per pound) for the soybean seed, making the next step possible– creating the planting … Continue reading

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Nicer day

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Sunny and 33ºF.  The wind is calm, so it is a pretty nice day out there this afternoon.  The sunshine is bringing some melting to the snow, and a bit of a thaw…unless there is some … Continue reading

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Prescription writing

Friday, March 1, 2019 It is a new month, and this makes us turn our attention toward planting time.  Seems like February went by pretty quick.  But what is different about that from any other fast month?  One Nebraska farmer … Continue reading

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