8.31.11 – Harvest Begins!
Corn harvest for Noland Farms began on Monday, August 29th! We are currently harvesting corn that was planted during the first week of April, and yields have been disappointing… although better than we initially anticipated. Many early reports from farmers in our area have yields ranging from 80-180 bushels per acre. Considering these early reports and that we have only had .3″ of rain over the past 2 months, we are pleasantly surprised thus far. We are currently drying corn and filling bins at our primary site. Tomorrow morning dry fertilizer will begin being spread on farms going back to corn, and we anticipate beginning fall tillage mid-morning.
Other current projects include meeting with contractors about tiling farms near Blue Mound and Farmersville… and finalizing the details on our liquid fertilizer storage. The liquid storage tanks should arrive in 3 weeks, and concrete will be poured next week… we hope to have 28% liquid fertilizer in the tanks by mid-September.