6/17/13 – News from around the farm
Corn and soybean planting was completed roughly a week ago, and recent weather has produced substantial rainfall and heat… ideal growing conditions. Due to the the abundance of rain and soil meeting its water holding capacity threshold, we were forced to replant corn and soybeans in many areas. The replanted acres have emerged, but those plants are well behind their conterparts that were given a head start. Replanting typically leads to challenges in the fall harvesting with corn registering different moisture content throughout the field. We are pleased to have the entire crop in the ground though! While replanting, we had the opportunity to begin mowing roadsides and sidedress roughly 90% of the corn crop with 32% liquid fertilizer. Shifting gears, we are now preparing to begin spraying the post-planting application on corn and soybean fields with herbicide to eliminate the weed pressure that is eminent. I’ve included a few pictures of these recent activities.