Tag Archives: JD R4044 sprayer

Summer jobs

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Just some routine tasks happening today.  Brandon has been mowing some of the 6-7 acres of farm lot areas here–a weekly task.  Today, he has washed up the JD RD40F and the MacDon headers.  He is … Continue reading

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Busy spray week

Friday, July 9, 2021 We kept the JD R4044 sprayer quite busy this week.  The main goal was to get the fungicide application on the soybeans at the proper R3 stage of growth.  Between John and me, we got the … Continue reading

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Jobs at the end of May

Thursday, May 27, 2021 John is out with the sprayer, applying a post-emergence herbicide treatment on corn.  I think he is in the last corn field today, down at the Freddie farm.  He is very cautious about spraying if there … Continue reading

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Post spraying

Monday, May 24, 2021 John is out with the sprayer again today, applying a post-emergence herbicide to selected corn fields.  The herbicide mix includes Atrazine 4L, Laudis, and Roundup WeatherMAX.  There is bit of anti-drift agent in the mix, too.  … Continue reading

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Rainy Monday

May 3, 2021 We had rain overnight and this morning, totaling .4″ (10mm).  That was just about perfect!  From the big rain last Wednesday (3.3″), some fields had created a crust that would have made it difficult for the little … Continue reading

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Delay continues

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 It’s chilly out there this morning.  It’s a gray, overcast kind of day.  When the temperatures only get into the low 60s and the skies are cloudy, the soil surfaces don’t dry out very quickly.  And … Continue reading

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Updates

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Yesterday, John Deere released an update to GPS receivers.  It is not a difficult task to update the software in our Starfire 6000 receivers, but it can be a time-consuming one.   Formerly, with our GS 2630 … Continue reading

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COVID quarantine

Thursday, November 19, 2020 Well, it happened.  We spent last Friday evening and Saturday morning at an elders’ retreat at McCormick’s Creek State Park.  On Sunday morning, I got the call that one of my fellow elders at WCC had … Continue reading

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