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ECIN
Senior Advisor

Re: Harvest Started Near You?

Forgot got this last night Wind - the famers field that died early - you said had Liquid N early - just may have run out of N from all the rain you all had - that would be my best guess . Good thing they are getting it out - as the stalks are probably weak and will go down in time .

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lsc76cat
Senior Advisor

Re: Harvest Started Near You?

Great info - Thanks Ken

 

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sw363535
Honored Advisor

Re: Harvest Started Near You?

The way we use soybeans always scares me but our yields are always pretty good.....

Under sprinkler irrigation,,,, Hobby says we waist a little seed,,, drilled in 10 inch spacing,,,,, 200K... planted in late May normally stay green until mid Oct.   longer season varieties usually 4-4.6---- this one was a 3.4 for some odd reason...

Thicker to hold sandy top soil in winter winds..then notil back to corn the next spring.... good soil below....low organic..high K

These got good water.... half mile sprinkler,,,, 1500 gal/min with 183 acres beans and 183 acres corn...

Corn gets favored until peak use in early August ----- Corn 1.25 inches every 6 days,,,, beans 4/10 every 6 days....and rainfall(this year rain in may and June,  dry and hot in Aug/sept.)

 

then beans get favored water Aug/Sept... 1.5 inches every 6 days. 

beans curl up and struggle in heat but seem to like it more than corn does...  They definitely get stressed early.... some fields been as low as 1/4 inch every 5 days Until corn use peaks.... 

if we have less water for them we get 45-55.  But if we can get good water (one inch/5 days) to them late we get 60-80... 70 not uncommon...

This field will have 226 corn and 70 beans......corn done, beans this next week will get the other 120 acres in the bin.  If we planted 366(full acres) to corn yield would be 180+- depending on rain help.

As ks looses good water we see more beans in areas.... The market is not good here--- basis -70 or lower elevator,  corn +20  

but they have been a tougher crop than I expected....... had them for 10-15 years now....

closest crusher is 220 miles one way...

Problem for us is we can't spread harvest out enough to have sizeable acres planted...the harvest window is small in our dry and windy climate...

 

 

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sw363535
Honored Advisor

Re: Harvest Started Near You?

Wind,,, our issue with the rotation and the notil is getting the fertilizer in place.  

corn on corn we strip til...   

 

Otherwise we like this rotation...    When bean prices drop we may think differently

 

(there lets see if this one gets moved to the marketing page.:)    )

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Wind
Advisor

Re: Harvest Started Near You?

Looks like we and the corn breeders will need to pay more  attention corn diseases.  Yes, thanks for that info. A lot of the corn on corn guys will knife in anhydrous  N in the Fall and then apply 30 lbs. of liquid in the Spring with a herbicide.  Most of us around here know we should be using a three point N application but very few do.  

 

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ECIN
Senior Advisor

Re: Harvest Started Near You?

Norm -- Norm -- Where are yeah ???? 

 

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Norm dumping the last cart for this season . Sorry for the blurry pic - windows - a little dusty and my shaky hand Smiley Happy

 

Big J waiting on the last cart

 

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rawhide
Advisor

Re: Harvest Started Near You?

You do know that dumping grain out of a red combine into a green buggy pulled by a green tractor is against the laws of physics and could cause global catastrophy.  On the other hand it could have pushed that hurricane out to sea.

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JCCWIS
Senior Contributor

Re: Harvest Started Near You?

Bean combines are rolling "Here " in Nort. Cent. Wi. Have not hear any yield claims yet. We planted 7-10 days later than some...will start in a week or10 days.

 

Be Safe Out There !!!!

 

John

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ECIN
Senior Advisor

Re: Harvest Started Near You?

LMAO Rawhide -  I have caught a lot of grief - over that Tractor - BUT there's  a story about how that JD found a  home on a all Red farm - many years ago - My bride - Was a farm gal - Pretty little blonde -  Great family - the only problem was - she came from a all GREEN farm = like mixing oil and water - but some how it has worked out - lol  - 

 

She loved to wheel the tractor's , dam neighbors kept tring to hire her away from here - anyway - after a while - she said - IF you want me to keep driving for yeah - I need a Green tractor !!!!!!!!!!!  What to do - What to do - Do I ship her on down the road ? Keep her and buy her - her dam green tractor - > Oh Ken - think about the crap your going to hear about this ? Well  it worked out - we need a bigger tractor - They sent over a 7140 FWA - then We drove my B-I-L's brand new 4960 - FWA - Well - I really hate to say this - But the 7140 didn't hold a match to that 49 - AND - this is hard to believe - they wanted 10 grand more for the red one - That was my saving grace !!  Called up Smith Equipment and did the deal on the green one - There was - best guess - close to a thousand wrecks in front of the shed ( we live on a very busy county road ) all looking at that off bred tractor on Simpson farms !!!  - Well the tractor has become like the bride - had them to long to get rid of - LOL ( that was just a joke )   

 

You know - And I also hate to admit this - The biggest screw up I made - was not buying 2 of them when I did the deal !  We still love that ole gal better than any of them new pos's with all that fancy stuff - which means nothing to me - All I need is A/C--- a Good radio - and a handle to shift and handles for the hyd's ! Handles !!!! lol

 

Oh yeah - about forgot this - well you know how them gals are - the cart HAD to match the tractor - Right ??? = Green - lol - true story - too

 

 

 

 

Jim Meade / Iowa City
Senior Advisor

Re: Harvest Started Near You?

Drove from Iowa City to Des Moines on Friday and saw a lot of fieldsd being worked; about equally corn and soybeans.  Everything looks dry from the road.

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