Category Archives: Plant 2011

Double Cropping Success

See the evenly spaced diagonal lines running across the wheat stubble? That’s where the planter has been through planting soybeans after wheat harvest. We try to get beans in after wheat if we think it’s early enough, and we’ve been … Continue reading

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7 Days Make a Difference on the Farm

I’ve been taking pictures every Monday of a field of soybeans and a field of popcorn right near our shop.  I started taking pictures at emergence and will continue to do so through harvest for a future blog post.  I … Continue reading

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No News is Good News

Haven’t really posted much for you to read lately, but that’s because we’ve been in the field planting!  I’ve been tweeting quite a bit from the tractor, but I can’t read or write much for an extended period without getting … Continue reading

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Farm Week in Pictures 5/13/11

Planting into the night How did this miss us? Sunset Little guy fell asleep in the tractor, just like I used to. Watching Daddy plant Visiting the field and bringing Dad supper.  Don’t worry, that tractor isn’t running. One neighbor … Continue reading

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Plotting Popcorn

Every year the company we grow popcorn for plants and harvests a test plot often with thousands of trials in a six acre grid.  This year they are using nine acres.  They use all kinds of hybrids for lots of different … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things a Farmer Can Do While Waiting for the Weather to Break

According to my Purdue Extension Corn & Soybean Field Guide 2010 Edition the optimum time to plant corn in my area is the last week of April.  The last week of April begins in three days, and seeing as the … Continue reading

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Planting Season is Upon Us

Well planting time is just about here for our farm in Northwest Indiana and I’m excited.  Like most farmers my favorite time is spring and/or fall when you get to go out in the field and really accomplish something you … Continue reading

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