Harvest

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 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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Fall Harvest is Underway!

It’s extra busy at the farm this week because we’re harvesting corn for silage. The cows at our farm love corn silage, which is a fermented forage that includes the entire corn plant from stock to ear. The silage we put up in October, will be an ingred…

Fall Harvest is Underway!

It’s extra busy at the farm this week because we’re harvesting corn for silage. The cows at our farm love corn silage, which is a fermented forage that includes the entire corn plant from stock to ear. The silage we put up in October, will be an ingred…

Farm Week in Pictures 09/27/2014

Harvest continued this week.  We harvested all the soybeans we found were ready to cut aside from the few acres we had to leave because the ground was just too wet to drive across.  We got into about 40 acres of corn in two different fields before we called it quits Saturday afternoon.  Grain moisture is […]

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