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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Phlox in Bloom

I always think of my mother when i see phlox in bloom.  When I was still in elementary school we were driving home from Sunday School when my mom saw some phlox in bllom.  She decided to stop and dig some up an plant it in the yard. Dad told her i would not grow in the yard because it was a woodland plant.  It is still growing to this day.  It even survived the flood of 1993.

Monday, April 25, 2016

More Corn Planting News

i went to Pike County today and there are still a lot of planters in the field.  I even saw one guy still applying Anhydrous.  The later the better really.  THere was also a lot f tillage equipment.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Corn Planting

With all the machinery below sitting idle today, I got the idea that corn planting was done in Farmersville area.  Later in the day, i did see planters in the field.  I would estimate 75% planted in that area.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Are you using the Right Sprayer Nozzles?

You have probably already used your sprayer this spring, but did you check your nozzles before yo started?  Are you using the correct nozzle for your material.  Nozzle are not expensive, so replace them as needed.  No-Till Farmer posted this article on picking the right sprayer nozzles.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Corn Emerging

If you click to enlarge, you can see the corn is just starting to come up near Portage Des Sioux, MO.

Corn Emerging

Monday, April 18, 2016

Lots of Corn Planted

Thursday, we were in Logan County and corn planting was just getting started.  Today there was lots of corn planted between Hillsboro and Middletown.  It seemed every planter available was in the field today.  There was also lots of spraying and tillage work being done.  I would estimate 30 to 40 percent planted.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Soybean Harvest wrapping up in Brazil

By Eduardo Paim:

Here in Brazil we have 97% of the harvested soybeans, will certainly be a reduction in soybean production, the Brazilian government is saying that we will produce 100 million tons of soy, I do not believe and most producers do not believe! In the states of Bahi, Maranhão, Tocantins, Piaui and northern Mato Grosso drought was very strong and had a lot of productivity reduction. In the state of Piaui reduction comes at 70% for soybeans and 80% for the corn crop. I believe the truth is that Brazil will produce 97 million to 98 million tons of soybeans. For the second crop corn we are having good weather in Brazil and by the time the producers think they will have a normal production on average of 90 bags of maize per hectare.