Friday, August 22, 2014
This morning, Brandon and I accompanied David Flint to a local Pioneer test plot. Joining us there was Heath Gardner and Terry Becker. We viewed some of Pioneer’s newer offerings of corn and soybeans. Like most of SW Indiana, these test plots look very good. David will keep us updated with the harvest reports for three corn hybrids and 3 soybean varieties. We will certainly consider if/how these seeds fit into our 2015 plans.
After lunch, I spent a couple hours mowing the yard at home. Although the temperatures are in the high 80sF, the cloudy skies of the afternoon kept the task more comfortable. The weather guys were predicting mid 90s, but I’m not sure it made it there today. Certainly it would have if the clouds had cleared away.
There is a little johnsongrass spraying I’ll be doing from the seat of the Gator. I must take a longer route to get to Wheatland with the Gator, for IND 550 is closed between here and there. Adds about 10-12 minutes to the trip.
It looks like the fields along US 50 need another pass of the bush hog. Surely that will hold it to the first frost. Next week may be another bush hog week!
Today, for the first time, I could notice the faintest hint of the crop ‘turning’, or getting ripe. There is a tiniest bit of yellow amongst the deep green in both the soybeans and corn. Harvest days are coming, it will just be a little later than we’ve known for the past several years. Let’s hope that the yields make it ‘worth the wait’!
Have a good weekend, everyone.