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Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I worked in the Fieldon area today.  It is near the Illinois River bluffs.  The weather was beautiful.  I was in an area where I should have seen lots of deer, but they were hiding.  The main field work I was seeing was dry fertilizer application and Anhydrous Ammonia application.  Soil temperatures seem to be OK for Anhydrous, but the hard part is what will happen in late winter and early spring.  I know that some think it gives them an early jump on corn planting.  The problem is that warm and or wet weather too early in the year can cause huge losses.  The photo below shows Anhydrous Ammonia being applied.  The tank wagons have the Anhydrous in them and the blue applicator knifes it into the soil. 

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