Friday, October 29, 2010
Grafton - Jerseyville
Went west today. It was a beautiful day. Soil Temperature at 4 inches was 44 degrees. Air temperature went as low as 30. I did not see anything needing harvested today. It seems nearly impossible for it to be done before Nov. 1. Lots of fertilizer going on. I expect Nitrogen to start Monday if it stays cool at night. I would rather wait another 2 weeks, but I know people are antsy. I was on a farm today that had some well maintained terraces and Grassed Waterways. A retire NRCS guy always likes to see that stuff. Also some great no-till. The no-till ground was the softest I have probed this fall. Ground was in very good shape. Dry fertilizer and lime were the main activities today.