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#harvest18 ends… well, almost.

Saturday, October 27, 2018 It’s kind of a gray day today, after a rainy Friday.  The forecast is for several days of light rain over the next week.  Maybe the gray days of November have arrived early. Wednesday afternoon, we … Continue reading

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Good Start

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 The wheat crop is off to a good start.  I checked out each field yesterday, and found a nice, thick stand, with a healthy green color.  It’s ready to face the winter’s chill.  We have discussed … Continue reading

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2018 crop wheat

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 The fields that we planted to wheat are all up and growing now.  Sure looks nice as it turns a soft green.  We started planting wheat on September 25, and finished on October 2.  Even though … Continue reading

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Cover crop progress

Thursday, December 17, 2015 We planted a rye-and-radishes cover crop at the Lett and Watjen farms last fall, before harvesting the soybeans there.  We had the seed flown on with an airplane.  The dry weather of October was great for … Continue reading

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End of the week

Friday, October 16, 2015 It ‘s the end of  another week of beautiful weather, but the nights are getting quite chilly here.  The first frost of the season is predicted tonight, and tomorrow night they say will get down into … Continue reading

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Having an effect…

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 In between rain events today, I stopped by the field here at the home farm to take a look at the cover crop wheat.  It is beginning to show the effects of Roundup herbicide that was applied … Continue reading

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Testing…

Monday, March 30, 2015 John is testing the spray boom on the JD 4730 sprayer.  He put about a hundred gallons water in the tank, and now he is circulating that through the boom, checking for any leaks or cracks … Continue reading

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Cover Crop

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 The cover crop wheat  is looking good here at the main farm. As we near Christmas, it is good to see the cover crop maintaining its growth and color and protection of the soil. We met with … Continue reading

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Rain continues…

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 As we start the day today, a light rain continues to fall.  It’s really wet out there!  We will deliver some corn on contract to GPC today, but there will be no harvest work in the field.  The … Continue reading

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A morning meeting

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 We met this morning on-site at the Lett farm with Greg Anthis of Crop Production Services (CPS).  We discussed the strategy for the cover crops on the Lett and Watjen farm locations.  After the conservation construction … Continue reading

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