Rain, Rain, Go AWAY…. We need to be careful what we wish for, but farmers would be happy to see rain come in smaller doses! If farmers could control Mother Nature, they would take all their rains as slow gentle rains. Rains that put down a lot of water in a short amount of time … Continue reading This Week in Ag… 6/8/15
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
Last week’s comments from farmers that they were done or almost done planting corn fits right in with the crop progress report that came out yesterday. Each Monday through the growing season a crop progress report is published by the United States Department of Agricultural (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).The crop progress report is … Continue reading This Week in Ag… 5/18/15
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