FARM ACTIVITIES

 

 

 Equipment maintenance  for Fall Harvest season

Mowing grass and weeds along fields and waterways

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORN | SOYBEANS

 

Cooler Temps and 2.5″ to 3″ Rain over 2 days , Sep 8th +9th ,  are giving the Corn and Beans some help with filling grain.

 

The Corn is in Denting stage,  but not quite to Black layer of Kernel development and the plants are starting to dry for harvest.

First yield estimate:  for our Corn is generally normal to slightly below normal.

 

 

The Soybeans  are concentrating on Pod fill and all fields are maturing with leaves starting to change from green to yellow .

First yield estimate:  for our Soybeans are generally normal to above normal yields.

 

This growing season has been another wild year: 

April- Early May: Snow and frozen ground in first few days of May

Early-Mid May:  the soil was dry enough for tillage at the surface but wet below and very cold

Mid-late May:  Floods and many Rains

Late May – Early June:  Warmer and Dry enough to plant Corn and Soybeans 

Mid- June:  Few good Rains and Warm

Late June – Mid July: EXTREME HEAT, mid to upper 90’s, every day and mostly Dry with very little Rain.

Late July – Early Aug:    Good rains 3 weekends in a row. Sunny, Seasonally warm,  mid-upper 80’s

Mid Aug – Late Aug:   Back to normal heat but dry with very little rain

End – Aug:      Aug 28 , Just-in-time Rain  1″ to 1.5″ rain all farms and cooler temps

Early  – Sep:   Sunny , Cool to Normal Temps

Mid – Sep:   Sunny, Cool with 2.5″ to 3″ Rains all farms