Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I had a septic tank evaluation to do yesterday. The significance is that I need to bore 3 holes 5 feet deep. In addition to the evaluation for filter field suitability,i9t gives me a chance to evaluate subsoill moisture. Trees are very efficient at taking water out of the soil. All my borings were near trees. I was still finding moisture below 6 inches. Does this mean that cropland has decent subsoil moisture. I would say yes. I would also say that the heat will still stress the crop, but early corn should be in shape to make a decent crop. The jury is still out on corn planted after May 1 in our area.