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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Soil Temperature

I was working 20 Miles south of Springfield today. Fields were relatively dry, although plenty of moisture and a few saturated spots. Soil Temperature at 10AM was 50 degrees Fahrenheit in wet soil. A dryer area was 53.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


Wetness has kept us out of the field for 10 days in a row. Today we took a try at it. The work went well for us, but it is much too wet in the Jerseyville area to do any field work. Most soils were saturated at a very shallow depth. Side hill seeps are still running water.

Friday, May 9, 2008


Travelled from Litchfield to Valmeyer. Lots of water. Some corn planted, but very wet. I saw one field at the 3 leaf stage just south of Columbia. I am told there is a field near Valmeyer IN the 5 leaf stage.

Rain Again?

Had 1.7 inches of rain from Wednesday morning till yesterday afternoon. Luckily we found a dryer place to work on Wednesday, but no such luck yesterday or today for me. The real down side is light rain is falling again today.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Starting over

Today was my second day in the field since March 24.

Soil Temp at 10 AM was 50 degrees farenheit. It was the same in tilled ground as in untilled stalks. I can't explain that, except the overnight temperture was fairly cold, so it cooled everything off. The Stalk ground however was much wetter.