We were able to work in the field for a week in late March.
Early Spring weather has allowed field prep,
All prep-plant fertilizer for the corn and soybean crop is applied.
All Strip-tilling with application of fertilizer for corn is completed.
Have 75% of the Soybeans planted.
Early May , Too Cold and Wet to do any Planting or Field work.
Mid – month , summer returned with Heat and Dry weather.
Mid-month , planted all of the Corn.
Replanted 2 farms of the early planted Soybeans.
Now more Rain and return to winter weather.
Late-month , Planted last 25% of the Soybeans on farms that had frequent rains
Early,Mid-month , All Soybeans up and growing,
Late-June , Beans are up and growing on replanted farm that had Hail Damage
All Corn side-dressed with Nitrogen
Early-July , First round of post emergence spraying Soybeans applying herbicide and fungicide
Late- July , Start Second round of post spraying Soybeans with foliar fertilizer and fungicide
Early -August, Completed Second round of post spraying Soybeans with foliar fertilizer and fungicide
Late-August, Mowing and trimming around water ways and field edges. Preparing equipment and grain handling system for fall harvest.
CORN | SOYBEANS
Soybeans: More normal weather now and the beans have returned to normal green color and growing and filling pods. But some of the soybeans still retain uneven plant height damage from the excessive spring rains and or replanting.
Corn: Kernels are filling and the ears are plumping out. Corn growth was not slowed by the excessive rain.