Category: #Plant11

Current planting conditions

Farm week in pictures 5/14/2011

Sorry for not getting any farm updates up in the past week, things are finally starting to roll around the farm. For the first time this spring we have been able to get in the fields to get some seeds … Continue reading

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

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

Farm Week in Pictures 5/6/11

Filling up the planter for the first time this year! And we’re off! Planting season has begun! Tractor and planter calling it a day Some conservation going on here.  This is a filter strip along a ditchbank.  Dad taking counts … Continue reading

Farm Week in Pictures 5/6/11

Filling up the planter for the first time this year! And we’re off! Planting season has begun! Tractor and planter calling it a day Some conservation going on here.  This is a filter strip along a ditchbank.  Dad taking counts … Continue reading

NET Plot planting

Today we are planting a research plot on our farm.  They call it a NET (new experimental trial). This is the newest varieties prior to full production that we put against competitors.  We are a dealer for Producers Hybrids, a division of Ag Reliant …

Feeding the World: Tractors That Steer Themselves – KHGI-TV/KWNB-TV/KHGI-CA-Grand Island, Kearney, Hastings, Lincoln

This is an interview I did last night with our local television station on autosteer and it many advantages along with use of technology.
http://www.nebraska.tv/story/14573540/feeding-the-world-tractors-that-steer-themselves?config=H264

2011 Planting Progress Ahead of Schedule?

We have been planting for one day and are officially ahead of schedule!  How can this be with all the rain and cold temperatures we’ve been having?  It depends on what year you are comparing this spring to. I started … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Corn Seed Being Loaded Into the Planter

Official County Rain Gauge

  I sold a load of hay this morning at the local hay auction in Wooster and noticed this official Wayne County rain gauge.  I was a little confused as Mr. Acker must have emptied it a week back because … Continue reading