Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Yes, we got the planters rolling yesterday! The soil conditions were ideal, with the soil surface dry and adequate moisture just underneath.
Ross started planting corn at the Huey farm. He experienced some ‘first day bugs’, but eventually got them ironed out. He had a visit from Josh, a technician from JL Farm Equipment- our CIH dealer. By day’s end, he thinks the bugs are gone, and subsequent days will work super-great!
I started planting soybeans here at the home farm. This new drill is quite familiar to us, but we needed some guidance on the section control feature. Gerald from Alliance Tractor helped us get it fine-tuned to work properly.
John was able to get some drone footage and aerial pictures of both planters. There is a short video on our YouTube Channel…click on the YouTube icon at the upper right of this page..
All in all, we had a pretty good first day. But during the night, a 1-inch (25mm) rain came and that has us stopped today!
It was a good start to #plant17. We need a couple days’ sunshine to get back to it.