Friday, October 22, 2010
Made a circuit today
First stop was North of Carlinville. Early harvested corn was rutted. Soil Temperature at 9:45 was 50 degrees. Stopped at a field west of Hettick and soil temperature was 50 degrees. Then on to Greenfield. Sampled 2 small fields. I went south to Piasa and sampled some corn ground that was just harvested. I saw a field of horseradish being harvested near Rockbridge. Finished the day North of Shipman on a newly harvested soybean field. Then back to Hillsboro. I did not see any unharvested corn fields. I would have to say corn is 99% done, because I know there are some little corners yet to do. Soybeans appear to be about 98% harvested. Horseradish was just getting started. I saw wheat out of the ground at Piasa. It looked good. Lots of fertilizer being applied, but dealers are showing restraint for the most part on nitrogen. That is good.