Saturday, August 29, 2020
It’s a bit cooler today; the past days this week have been pretty hot. Mid-90s and high humidity. Just felt sticky. But we are inching closer to harvest. As you look across the corn and soybean fields, you see signs of the crops “turning”, or drying down and getting ripe. 2-3 weeks should see the combines rolling at Carnahan & Sons.
We have also evaluated our options, and plan to plant more wheat (some farmers out in the central plains call it ‘poverty grass’) for harvest in June of ’21. We will increase our acres by 25% over 2020. We are also planning for more intensive management, with the hope to increase yields.
We toured the Asgrow soybean plots over at the Boyd farm at Washington, IN. It was interesting. We discussed the options available through Asgrow/Bayer for 2021, with hopes for the approval of their Extend-Flex genetics. We found a couple varieties of soybeans that should work into our systems… if the Flex genetic system receives approval in Europe.
The guys have been working hard to clean and prepare the machines and trucks for harvest. John has been using a new foamy soap with our high-pressure washer, and he has been having some really good results!
We send you our best wishes for a pleasant weekend, and hope you’re looking forward to harvest, just as we are here. Dad would say, “It’s a long way off from being in the truck just yet…”, but we are hopeful for good yields this fall. We will know the results for sure pretty soon!