Category Archives: Planting

Sun is out!

Thursday, September 23, 2021 The sun is out again after a few days of gray and rainy skies.   The day started relatively chilly, 46ºF (8C).  So, it is ‘get on a sweatshirt’ day.  I miss wearing my shorts to work, … Continue reading

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Rain and other good news

Thursday, July 1, 2021 Rain today.  That’s good.   With last night’s .3″, we have about .6″ (15mm) total.  And it looks like the light rain will continue until early this afternoon.  I guess we could not ask for better. We … Continue reading

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Is #plant21 done?

Monday, June 28, 2021 The answer is a firm ‘maybe’. The wheat harvest is done as of Thursday evening.  The double-crop soybeans (DCB) are planted.  That is a cause to celebrate!  But, of course, there is another factor to consider.  … Continue reading

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Last field of #replant21 soybeans

Wrapped up the replant of soybeans on Monday evening.  Yes, that will be all of it…unless and of course we have some yet unforeseen flooding or other event that damages some of our fields.    But, I’ve unhitched the tractor … Continue reading

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Soybean #replant21 is done

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Yesterday evening, I wrapped up the replanting of soybeans.  It was more acres than I originally thought, but the replanted beans went into the soil in very good condition.   We are now receiving a light rain, … Continue reading

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Quick crop check

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 It’s a sunny but cool morning.  We started the day out at 48ºF (9C).  The high today is only supposed to reach 63ºF (17C), which is about 10 degrees below average.  (I hesitate to use the … Continue reading

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Almost done…

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 #plant 21 We are not experiencing a drought in our part of Indiana, but in this region the fields are drier than we would expect for late April.  This has allowed us to move through our … Continue reading

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Warming trend

Friday, April 23, 2021 After the cold nights of Tuesday (with snow!) and Wednesday, the weather is trending warmer.  Highs in the low 80s are predicted early next week.  I guess if you don’t like the weather, just wait a … Continue reading

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Another new experience

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 We have been a bit perplexed about this planting season.  The soil conditions are quite good, but the weather has been  unusually cool.  But we have chosen to forge ahead, placing seed in the ground, in … Continue reading

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Corn #plant21

Thursday, April 15, 2021 Seems rather chilly out there today.  After an overnight temperature of 38ºF (3C), it has climbed up to 62ºF (16C).  The wind is blowing a bit too strong for John to be able to spray.  But … Continue reading

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