FARM ACTIVITIES

  • March + April

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.

  • May –

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

  • June

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

 

  • July

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

 

  • August

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:  Soybean harvest is complete.  Yields were about average.  With excellent yields offset by water damaged areas to create an over all average yield.

  • Corn:  We are done harvesting corn. Much better than average yields. Only limited damage by the excessive rain. The corn mostly benefited from the extra water.