|Gray Dogwood in bloom|
|Hawthorn in bloom|
Soil Consulting and Crop Consulting in Illinois. You may call it soil testing, soil sampling, or soil health management, but it is more than that. These are my daily or weekly travels in soil and crop consulting and my observations in the agricultural world.
Went to Pittsfield Friday to help a new consultant with her zone maps. Pike County Terrain is very rugged for Illinois. It was a misty morning, but on my way home there were a lot of planters in the field. Statistically, Illinois Farmers can put in about 5% of their corn in a day. With long days, it is possible to plant even more. I think there may have been enough planters in the field to plant 5% in our area.In the evening we went to Dekalb to help my son move. Activity was limited by the time we got to Lincoln because of wetness. I did not see any corn planted. There were a few people working on drainage projects.