Wednesday, August 10, 2022
The rainy period continues here in Knox County, Indiana. I need to mow the yard again today. Normally, during August the grass is dry and crunchy, but this year it’s lush and green… needs mowed 2x/week!
In between rains, we have been able to sneak in some field work. I got a little bit of roadside mowing done this week, and John did some spraying of herbicides on soybeans. The soybean fields that required fungicides were too soggy to drive over, so we had the fungicide flown on by airplane. It has been a challenge!
A little bush hog work near Wheatland.
John sprays some johnsongrass near the railroad
After this busy day of spraying in conditions that were a bit wetter than ideal, John washed up his sprayer. It’s shiny like new again. I hope it’s done for the season!
Tuesday evening, I was able to attend a private field day at a nearby Bayer site. We reviewed the new DeKalb corn hybrids and Asgrow soybean varieties. Such visits are an important part of the research process to make seed choices. We should be able to choose some of these for our 2023 crop year, and place them alongside some more familiar varieties to give them a good test. Here are a couple hybrids that caught my attention.
Wheat has been delivered to the ADM on First Avenue in Evansville this week. This gives Brandon a reason to test out the NTU (new-to-us) Peterbilt truck. He sure does smile while he is driving it!
All these things are typical for August. Next week, we will likely be pulling out the combines from storage to get them set up for fall harvest, a mere 5 weeks away. My, how the time flies by!
It is a pleasant 77ºF (25C) today. A little overcast, but it is a nice day.