Category: Harvest

Any and all posts related to reaping what we sow!

2012 Drought Effect on Corn Yield

Yesterday we finished harvesting our first field after this long summer of drought.  The end result was a nice surprise with the yield monitor in the combine showing 151 bushels per acre average.  I saw yields in this field anywhere from 30 bushles to just over 300 in what are normally low, wet spots.  Based […]

Corn Conversation

During this “interesting” growing season I’ve been talking about corn with Cathryn Wojcicki aka @CornyCate from National Corn Growers Association.  She works on a series of podcasts with various farmers around the nation to get a feel for how the corn crop is progressing.  I get a call from Cathryn every couple of weeks to talk […]

Corn Maze!

This afternoon my wife and I took my son along with my sister and her husband out for some agritourism at Exploration Acres near Lafayette, Indiana.  They have a lot of things to do there, but the main attraction is the corn maze.  There are 25 stations within the corn maze each sponsored by a local […]

Wheat Harvest 2011

Here are a couple videos of this year’s wheat harvest.  The first is a view from the cab of the combine, and the second one is unloading wheat onto a truck.  A note about the first video.  I mention in it that GPS tracking was “all I needed” for the amount of wheat we have.  […]

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