Category Archives: Planting

Happy Independence Day!

July 4th, 2019 Yesterday saw the end of planting, with the completion of putting in the double-crop soybeans (DCB).  It took parts of 3 days, with some delays between, in order to get the DCB in the ground.  When we … Continue reading

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Hot day

Monday, July 1, 2019 Goodbye, June.  It seemed to go by fast.  It is over 90ºF today, and you can feel the humidity.  Summer has arrived with gusto! John is out today in the JD 4730 sprayer, stopping the weeds … Continue reading

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end of #plant19…sort of

Saturday, June 8, 2019 What a week! Brandon is cleaning up the corn planter, and the soybean air drill is parked today.  Why aren’t we out there planting today? Could it be the quarter-inch rain this morning?  No, it’s not … Continue reading

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Still looking for a dry field

Monday, June 3, 2019 No weekend planting work in the fields, and Saturday and Sunday were exceptionally beautiful days.  John did catch up with his sprayer, doing the first post-emerge herbicide application for earliest soybean fields.   So, there was that … Continue reading

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Wet Wednesday

May 29, 2019 Yes, it is wet.   Thunder woke us up at 6 am today.  Here at the office at 11 am, we’ve received 1.1″ (28mm) so far.  And the sky has turned quite dark.  There are reports of 2+inches … Continue reading

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Hot Tuesday

May 28, 2019 It is gonna be another hot one today.  They tell us it will be near 90ºF (32) this afternoon, 7-8 degrees above average.  We are stopped from planting again today, after rainy days on Saturday and Sunday.  … Continue reading

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Rude awakening

Thursday, May 23, 2019 The alarm clock did not wake us up this morning.  It was the loud, rolling, rumbling peals of thunder.  We got .69″ (18mm) of rain yesterday morning, and we are adding to it today.  The rainy … Continue reading

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