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Friday, April 24, 2009

Planting time

Corn was getting planted in Calhoun County today. Also in Jersey Co River bottoms. Also north of Bunker hill. Sampling went pretty good today. Tomorrow everyone will be in the field. I saw some Nitrogen was still being applied too.

Corn Planted

Saw corn being planted in St. Charles Co., MO. It is still kind of wet on the low ground, but the high ground was working good.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Travelled a short way south to Bond CO today. Everything looked very wet. I did deep borings on a very well drained site. Soil was wet, but no water table. Lots of ruts from last fall full of water.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Soil Temperature

Working in Eastern St. Charles County, MO. Low lying soil is very wet. Sand ridges are drying out. Soil Temperature was 42 yesterday at 10AM. Today it is 46. It should warm again tomorrow.

Friday, April 10, 2009


1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain in the area overnight. Good thing we got something done yesterday. I think it will be too wet to work tomorrow too. I will need to mow grass.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Sampling has gone well the last 2 days although a bit rough because very little is planted. One of our customers planted some corn despite the fact that soil Temperature was 35 degrees at 10AM yesterday. Soil is very moist, but not sloppy wet. I have some soil reports to deliver tommorrow.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Soil Temperature was 40 degrees at 10 AM. Travelled south. It is still wet all over, but high ground is starting to dry off. We will hit the field tomorrow. Wheat seems to be breaking dormancy and starting to grow a bit. A hard freeze was predicted, but it did not seem to get as cold as predicted. Maybe 31 here.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spring is Sprung?

Yes the Daffodils are blooming, but still wet. We have had 3 inches of rain in the past week and cool weather. Today we had 0.5 inches of rain. They are predicting a hard freeze for Tuesday morning.