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Hot Day

Thursday, July 9, 2020 This qualifies as a hot day in SWIN.  Ambient temperature is 93ºF (34C) and a ‘feels like’ (or humiture) temp of 106ºF (41C).   So far in 2020, we have not had a day when we hit … Continue reading

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#plant20 and #replant20 are done

Monday, July 6, 2020 Today, we finished all the planting for 2020.  PTL!  On Saturday-Sunday June 28 & 29, we received 3.4″ (86mm) of rain.  This was just after the DCB were planted.  Driving around yesterday, I discovered a few … Continue reading

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Summer sizzles

Friday, July 3, 2020 Today it is 90ºF (32C) outside.  And, typical for southern Indiana, it is humid as can be!  It just feels ‘sticky’ out there.  But there is plenty of moisture in the soils and the corn and … Continue reading

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A good week.

Saturday, June 27, 2020 We had a good week.  The wheat harvest was finished on Thursday afternoon, and the double-crop soybean (DCB) planting was completed Friday evening.  Yes, the wheat yields were disappointing, but we did have a crop to … Continue reading

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What to do?

Friday, June 19, 2020 Wheat.  It is a puzzle again this year.  Some neighbors are cutting wheat.  Ross is out there with the CIH 8250 trying it.  The moisture level is not quite down to where we are comfortable, or … Continue reading

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Not yet

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 After checking the wheat late this morning, Ross says it is not ready yet.  He was hoping to start wheat harvest tomorrow, but it looks like that will have to wait until at least the weekend.  … Continue reading

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Wheat harvest prep

Thursday, June 11, 2020 Today, the combines came out of storage to prepare for wheat harvest.  The inner workings of each one requires some significant changes in order to do an efficient job of harvesting.  It is a pleasant, sunny … Continue reading

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Got a rain.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Yes it rained.  YAY!  According to Climate.com, we received .4″ (10mm) late yesterday afternoon.  It was pretty even across all our fields.  We had been praying for rain, and it was good to get a little … Continue reading

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Need a rain.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Yes, we would like it to rain.  The remnants of Tropical Storm Christobal are predicted to arrive here in SWIN today, and we really hope that happens.  Of course, we don’t want a ‘toad-strangler’, but a … Continue reading

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Check that box

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 Yesterday was a good day.  Sunny, hot…90ºF (32C).  But the best news of all is that we finished our replant of corn and soybeans.  The recent flooding of White River and heavy rains on some of … Continue reading

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