Timely Rain for Both Crops

Yesterday we received 3.4 inches of rain here at the shop. That was just what we needed to finish out this crop.  It had been pretty dry and both the corn and soybeans were showing some stress.   We had our annual farm visit with Ken last Thursday and the crop here looks much better […]

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July Heat and Much Needed Precipitation!

Its been three weeks since our last update and things have really progressed.  All the post herbicide spraying on both the corn and soybeans has been completed.  The cutoff date for post applications of dicamba based herbicides on to soybeans in the state was extended to the 15th and we were able to finish up last […]

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Its All In The Ground!

It’s been about three weeks since our last update and a lot has been done.  We have finally finished up planting both corn and beans.  Corn was finished on the 6th of June and soybeans were finished the 12th.  Replants on the corn were minimal, about 5 acres due to poor emergence.  The soybeans struggled […]

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Can we plant? Should we? Which crops?

It has become a very interesting and complicated spring planting season, to say the least!  Cool WET conditions, markets, crop insurance, trade, and changes to government programs have become the daily challenges of the 2019 crop year.  While we have accomplished much less in the field than we’d like, that time hasn’t been wasted.  It […]

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No cooperation from the weather yet….

Rain has continued to be the story for central Illinois this week. Since the last update we have had 4.4-6.4” more rain depending on location.  The only field work accomplished was to re-spray our cover crop fields with a burndown and pre-plant herbicide.  Hopefully the weather breaks soon.  We have never experienced a prevent-plant crop […]

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