A quiet week

Saturday, August 11, 2018

If you were a fan of Garrison Keillor’s radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, you undoubtedly know the phrase, “It’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown.”  That could be said to be true of the week at Carnahan & Sons.  We did a little mowing, a little bush-hogging, and Brandon ran the sweep auger in a bin of wheat.  John and Brandon had a day with our Pioneer seed dealer to check out their products and programs at a special field day in central Indiana.

Mowing the grass road at Huey, sure improves not only the appearance, but also the access.

The view behind the bush hog is pretty nice on this day. We are hopeful about the prospects for the corn yields, but the final result is far from being a ‘done deal’.

Next week, the pace may pick up a little, as the temperatures are supposed to moderate a bit, down into the mid-80s, which will allow us to begin to give the combines another once-over in preparation for fall  harvest.  That sort of preventive maintenance seems to be effective in helping prevent some breakdown delays during the rush of harvest.  So, a little time invested up front pays big dividends.

We have a couple fields to scout next week using our Phantom 4 UAV.  We want to photograph from above them to check for some disease pressure and to discover any other problem that we cannot see in a drive-by view from the road.

Have a pleasant weekend, everyone!

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