Saturday, May 22, 2021
Summer is still about 4 weeks away, but some summer jobs are being performed now.
John is out putting down a layer of post-emergence herbicide, which includes some Roundup WeatherMAX and Liberty. For our Asgrow XtendFlex soybeans, we opt to use the dicamba exclusively for pre-plant burndown, and then use the Liberty for any post needed.
The new JD R4044 sprayer with ExactApply technology is working pretty well.
I have also been out with the JD 6130R tractor and the R15 bush hog (JD calls it a ‘rotary cutter’). I work mainly on roadsides this time of year. I must wait until July 1 to mow the riparian strips along ditch banks. (FSA regulations). And, this afternoon, I took out the Gator to do some spraying of sprouts and thistles on the ditch banks at Huey. It’s been a busy day.
2021 is going by very fast. It’s hard to think that in about 4 weeks, the days will start getting shorter again…
Have a wonderful weekend.