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Hobbyfarmer
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Pictures of South Podunk Country

 Here is a picture of my first planted corn. May 13th

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here is the same field but looking south at the next farm on the south side farmed poorly by a BTO from 100 miles away. It was beans last year and fall applied nh3. The yellow color is a mature crop of Pennycrest with the next crop of whatever weed you can think of coming up through it.

 

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hanktbd
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Re: Pictures of South Podunk Country

Hobby,

 

That looks just like most of our corn here in central IL. Planted about the same time also. Somewhere between yellow and chartreuse. A few of the fields are beginning to green up a bit, but nearly everything planted from May 20 thru 23 has half stand at best and most will be torn up or replanted. 

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Re: Pictures of South Podunk Country

Actually I have a quite acceptable stand and the color is better than that smart phone is capturing. Two weeks ago it went scrambled gray screen and hasn't done well in anything but sky shots since.

I am/was more worried about a dry stretch in July/Aug so cut the population back to 26500.

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Longcreekfarms
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Looks like Hobby has a good stand, if it ever warms up and dries up, but not too much hot and dry! Looks a hell of a lot better than his neighbor's anyway :smileywink:
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hanktbd
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Re: Pictures of South Podunk Country

Glad to hear your actual color is better than the pics Hobby. Unfortunately, ours matches the pics color almost perfectly.

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Hobbyfarmer
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The crops need a few uninterupted days of sunshine But there are showers just west of here.

One good day of sun and warm and I could plant beans.

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Hobby that corn doesn't look to shabby. Could it be that this was one of your calibrated farms? LOL
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NDf
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Re: Pictures of South Podunk Country

Hobby don't want to rain on the parade, but whats with the gaps in the stand and the uneveness growth?

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Really isn't any gaps except in the smart phone camera. I'll take a real camera out later and get a real pict. It used to do a good job but has really fallen down on the job lately.

 

But first I have a 20.8 38 rear tire to remount before the showers/rain that looks threatening.  

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Re: Pictures of South Podunk Country

I can't find south podunk on google. Maybe I should try Bing.