Monthly Archives: April 2020

A repair

Thursday, April 30, 2020 Yesterday and today, the guys have been performing a major repair to our Unverferth 1225 rolling harrow.   The arms that carry the actual rolling baskets were worn, and a couple of them broke last fall as … Continue reading

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Patiently waiting

Monday, April 27, 2020 Field operations are still stopped.  Since the 1.3″ rain on Thursday, we received another inch over the weekend.  That has us waiting for fields to dry sufficiently to return to spraying and planting soybeans.  Ross did get the … Continue reading

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#plant20 continues

Thursday, April 23, 2020 There is rain today, .90″ (23 mm) so far.   It is welcome.  It is coming down gently, and it is not a severely ‘cold’ rain.  We think this will help the soybeans and corn that we … Continue reading

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Started

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Well, we got started planting corn and soybeans yesterday afternoon.  We had waited from last Friday, because of the cool temperatures.  But we started yesterday afternoon, in spite of the cold forecast for the next day … Continue reading

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Perplexing

Monday, April 13, 2020 Brrrr….. The fields are ready, even though we received a tiny .1″ rain yesterday on Easter. But… The temperature today is 38ºF (4ºC) with a ‘wind chill’ of 29F.  So, we made the decision to wait … Continue reading

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Big storm

Thursday, April 9, 2020 As the day ended last night, a big storm came down from the northwest across most of Illinois and Indiana.  We certainly did not miss the event.  The lightning show was a spectacular sight!   In about … Continue reading

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It has started..

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Last Friday (April 3rd), we began rolling in the fields.  Ross and John started with the application of NH3 for the 2020 corn crop.  I took the sprayer out the apply a herbicide/fungicide combo on the … Continue reading

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Welcome, April!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 It’s a cloudy and chilly (45ºF, 7C) day to begin the month of April.  We did some more prep work for #plant20.  We topped off the soybean seed tender truck.  John checked the sprayer for leaks, … Continue reading

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