Category: Harvest

My Top Ten Blog Posts of 2015

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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How Do Farmers Harvest Corn?

On our farm we grow corn for grain. Unlike sweet corn our corn remains in the field until fall when the plant reaches maturity and the grain dries out.  So what kind of equipment do we have to get it out of the field and into our grain bins or off to market? The Combine […]

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#Harvest15 is Live on Periscope!

Hey! Did you know I’m on Periscope? I sure am, and I have unlimited data on my phone! For those that may not know Periscope is a live streaming video service. So this fall I will be broadcasting our harvest activities straight from the field. You can catch my videos and send me questions and […]

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Corn Sidedress Nitrogen Rate Test

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 […]

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Farm Week in Pictures 11/22/2014

Our first full week post-harvest has passed on the farm.  This is about the time of year people start wondering just what it is farmers do in the winter.  Keep up with my Farm Week in Pictures series throughout the winter to see what keeps us occupied in the coming months. Cleanup Time The time […]

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Farm Week in Pictures 11/15/2014

It’s over!  Harvest is done on this farm.  While it was time to be done with all the wet weather and winter showing up early late in the week I always wish there was another acre to work in the field.  There are a few more since we have moved on to fall tillage.  Follow […]

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Farm Week in Pictures 10/25/2014

It finally happened.  We had a full week of dry enough soil and good weather to put in a full week of harvest.  There are quite a few less acres on our farm to harvest now.  We are now around two-thirds done with harvest. Popcorn When we harvest popcorn all three trucks are usually loaded […]

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Farm Week in Pictures 10/18/2014

We kept somewhat busy during a wet week.  Rain kept us away from harvest Sunday through Saturday.  Our farm has been really wet. Wet Week View the story “East 80 Wet” on Storify High water alert.  Just 2″ of rain made everything wet.  Our soils have been close to saturated since heavy rains came ahead […]

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Farm Week Pictures 10/11/2014

Light rains came to the farm during the week, but we weren’t kept out of the fields for long.  We made some good progress on harvest, and finished Saturday night with the start of popcorn harvest. Harvest Weather Wet weather has made harvest slow, but fall always offers up some picture-worthy sights. A nice shot […]

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Farm Week in Pictures 10/04/2014

A varied week of farm activity and inactivity.  Got some good days of harvest in, and then it rained a few inches putting us out of commission until it’s dry enough to venture out on the soil again. Passed Out You spend enough time as a passenger in a tractor or combine and you’ll pass […]

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