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Sunday, July 20, 2008

The End

Friday was the last day of sampling for me for the spring and summer season. Crops do not look great in the areas I have been. Earlier corn is starting to silk. Some corn is less than 2 feet tall. Some soybeans are starting to close over. Some are still small. Double crop beans have plenty of moisture.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Spring has drifted in to summer

Our busy work season soil sampling is coming to a close whether we like it or not. It has been a very wet season here in mid Illinois. It seems kind of weird that we have just finished sampling corn ground last week, and we are sampling harvested wheat ground now along with a good bit of bean ground to cover still. In some ways and on some days it still seems like spring. Our Mississippi River bottom customers have averted a disaster but crops are late and yield potential especially for corn seems low.