Another year of blogging and farming gone by already! It was an interesting year that started out too wet, but brought us perfect harvest weather even if the yields weren’t perfect. I’ve been sharing my top ten most viewed posts of 2015 on facebook and twitter so I thought I’d collect them all here in […]
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Fertilizing corn is one of the largest expenses on our farm, and Nitrogen (N) is the biggest contributor to that cost. Over that last few seasons we have changed our N program quite a bit with goals of improving corn yield, more effective application timing, and reducing costs. In recent years we have stepped away […]
We did all kinds of farming for this week’s edition of Farm Week in Pictures. Wheat was harvested, soybeans were planted, equipment was cleaned, and grain was sold. Check it out! Wheat Harvest Wheat harvest actually got started while I was in Tennessee last week, but rain meant there was a bit left when I […]
Being efficient is important during harvest for many reasons. When conditions are right you want to get crops harvested in a timely manner while those conditions are still in effect. Maximizing productivity can also cut fuel costs and puts less hours on machinery which preserves value when it’s time to sell or trade equipment. One […]
Harvest began this week! And that’s pretty much what we’ve been up to! In a post earlier this week I talked about what kind of yields we’ve seen so far as a result of the drought. Different soil types have different capacities for yield, but this year the changes from one part of a field […]