Category Archives: Farm Days

July Jobs

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 John is out with the 4730 sprayer today putting WeatherMax on the double-crop soybeans (DCB).  He will return with some dicamba on most of them later in the week.  His scouting work yesterday led him to … Continue reading

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Check another thing off the list…

Friday the 13th #replant18 got done today! We had to wait many days to complete the replanting of soybeans.  This afternoon, that happened.  If you check the post for last Saturday, you see in the aerial photos some bare spots … Continue reading

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Special meeting

Friday, July 13, 2018 Last week I received a call from Steve Brown, the State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency in Indiana. He called to report that the head of the Risk Management Agency (RMA) of USDA, Martin … Continue reading

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Scouting, from the air…

Saturday, July 7, 2018 John flew the DJI Phantom 4Pro this morning at the Commer and Nellie farms in order to evaluate the need for replant.  He said, “Sure is better than walking, huh?”  I gotta agree.  Even though it … Continue reading

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Still waiting…

Monday, July 2, 2018 There are a couple spots where I need to return and replant some soybeans.  Recent heavy rainfall has drowned those areas.  But upon latest inspection, water remains there, and I must wait for that to dry … Continue reading

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Corn Tassels

Monday, June 25, 2018 The tassels are beginning to emerge on our corn.  Pretty soon, that sweet aroma will fill the air. The old adage about knee-high by the 4th of July will not apply to 2018.  Corn will be … Continue reading

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Wheat 18

Thursday, June 21, 2018 Wheat harvest wrapped up Monday evening.  It was perhaps a bit disappointing as we were harvesting.  We had not produced wheat since 2014, and we had been hearing neighbors speak about their 100-bushel wheat in the … Continue reading

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