Fall Harvest Well Underway

Harvest started for us much earlier than expected.  The first corn we took out was on the the 13th of September.  Unfortunately, the Tar Spot disease issues we discussed in our last web update have seemed to cause much more damage than predicted.  At that time, we were anticipating corn yields to be above average.  […]

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Harvest is Around the Corner

We have had some excellent weather to finish the crop.  These last rains have put the finishing touches on what looks to be a great soybean crop.  The corn looks good too, but has struggled with late disease issues, mainly tar spot.  The driest corn we have today is at 32% moisture.  It looks like […]

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Got Our August Rain!

Things are looking good around the farm.  Yesterday we received our “million dollar” August rain.  Rainfall totals for the day were 1-3″ depending on the farm.  We lucked out and missed the winds and heavy rains that some had during yesterday’s storms.  All the corn has now been sprayed by airplane with a fungicide.  Disease […]

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Plenty of Moisture, Corn is Pollinating

Over the last two weeks since our last update, the rain has continued to fall.  Unlike many areas here in the state, we have been fortunate that the rain events we’ve experienced have been spaced out and in lower amounts.  Very little damage was done to the corn crop and we lost only about 13 […]

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More Precipitation 

The rain faucet has not turned off since last Thursday.  We have received measurable rain everyday since, measuring a current total of 6.7″.  Water is standing in most fields but we have not had the larger amounts (10″ plus) seen in areas a few miles to our north.  We should be good on water through […]

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