** Picture updated 12/7/15 from 15700 seeds/lb to 175000 seeds/lb Both the rapeseed and the tillage radish are members of the broadleaf family. The radish is one of the most popular cover crops on the market today. Its popularity is mainly due to its ability to break up compaction and scavenge nutrients. Radishes are easy … Continue reading Rapeseed Vs. Tillage Radish
Have you ever really thought about pollination? Most of us recognize pollen as the stuff that bothers our allergies or ends up turning our cars yellow. Pollination is important because it must happen in order for fertilization to take place. Pollinator Paradise talks about pollination and who some of our pollinators are. Find out how pollinators … Continue reading This Week in Ag… 6/1/2015
This field of perennial rye grass should last 4-5 years and will allow for multiple cuttings a year. The first step in baling is to mow the grass. Once the grass is mowed, a tedder will be run over the grass to help it dry faster. Once the tedder is run through, the grass must … Continue reading This Week in Ag… 5.25.15
This week was a good week to get into the fields and also to spray. Farmers are always watching the weather and wind speed is one of those things they pay close attention to if they are going to spray. Most farmers want the wind speeds to be under 15mph. While that can sometimes be … Continue reading This Week in Ag… 5/11/15
We were out with our #GoPro today to capture this footage. Feel free to share. We will be adding more information to this and other videos later on. But for now, ENJOY this quick ride on the planter.
Cleaning up brush is a popular spring activity on the farm. Fence rows or ditches may need to be cleaned out after a rough winter. Checking weather.gov for any wind advisories and notifying your local fire department of a controlled burn are both good things to do. A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT DANGEROUS FIRE … Continue reading This Week in Ag… 5/4/15
Notice the darker color? That is the clear water flowing out of the field tile. The murky water has sediment in it that could have been held back with a cover crop. This article helps explain edge of field monitoring systems. It shows you up close pictures of this equipment and what’s going on in … Continue reading This Week in Ag… 4/20/15