Wednesday, June 18, 2014
We inspected wheat fields late this morning, and decided to give harvest a try come tomorrow morning, about 10 am.
In the meantime, we checked out the Huey farm, Flat Left field… and discovered some dead spots in the soybeans… a result of too much rain post planting. Nicolas and I took the 9330 with air drill down there and ran some soybeans into those bare spots. In the 215 acre field, we planted 21 acres. There were still a few small spots of water standing, so we drove around those. From Huey, we went to the Cox farm, and replanted 3 acres in the low ground at the far end of the field. So, this makes for a total of 28 acres replanted soybeans in 2014. This is a far cry from the hundreds of acres (nearly 900) that had to be replanted in 2013.
John was able to spray herbicide on some corn at the Lett and Watjen farms. He has this task ‘caught up’ until after wheat harvest.
So, it looks like we’ll test out the new combines tomorrow! We are unsure if the wheat is dry enough to keep going, but we are prepared to fire up the dryer if that proves needed. Let’s hope we can move right on through this wheat crop. It’d be great to get the double-crop beans (DCB) planted before the next rain.
Sure was hot today, 92F!