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David_Ekstrom
Member

How's Planting Going?

I was down by Oskaloosa, Iowa yesterday chatting with a farmer as he was finishing off a field. He said planting was going pretty well despite having almost two inches of rain within the past few weeks. He said he had 600 acres left out of 3,000. Soybeans are up next in a few weeks. Here's a photo of him checking seed depth. We had some rain in central Iowa today, but how's planting going for everyone else out there?Planting progress

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Blacksandfarmer
Senior Advisor

Re: How's Planting Going?

My seed is still in the bag. Woke up this morning to frozen ground. The rain has also kept us out of the field. I hope to be planting corn by Monday. Michigan/Indiana line.

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JCCWIS
Senior Contributor

Re: How's Planting Going?

Oats planted Apr. 18...been very cool since with alight shower and few SNOW flurries !!! Should be planting corn Apr. 28-30. This is going to be good early Spring for me up here in the " fringe ".

 

John

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JCCWIS
Senior Contributor

Re: How's Planting Going?

Clark Co. Wis... Nort. Cent Wis.

 

John

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rawhide
Advisor

Re: How's Planting Going?

I am trying to figure out how the guy planted 2400 acres and there is still rust on the cutters

Shaggy98
Senior Advisor

Re: How's Planting Going?

Hey rawhide, he probably read the lastest report and thought this crop was already in the bin.  

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rawhide
Advisor

Re: How's Planting Going?

LOL Shaggy..yes mine's in the bin too-------from last yearSmiley Surprised  Little things like the picture bother me because all of the media is like that.  Whatever they need for a story--forget about the facts.

KY_TOBDirt
Senior Contributor

Re: How's Planting Going?

OK, I can take it anymore!!

Rawhide thought you were joking about the picture in your first comment. Then this morning I see the kudos you received about your post, and your 2nd comment about the picture.

Guys look at the picture again!!!
The rust your looking at is on the splitter units

BTW to the post subject,
nothing planted here, as of yesterday. Just over 8 inches for the month
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rawhide
Advisor

Re: How's Planting Going?

OK  my bad  hope my apology is accepted.  

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JCCWIS
Senior Contributor

Re: How's Planting Going?

Planting , manure hauling, bulk spread fert. ,etc. going full bore here in Clark Co. Wi. On the dry side...looks like some rain possible coming week-end.

 

On personal note....spread bulk corn fert. yesterday...worked in...willplant corn today. Earliest ever start was Apr 24 in 2012 and that turned out to be best corn crop I ever raised. And with drought in I states...best price also !!

 

Be safe out there !!!!!   John

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