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Re: Can you top this?

Sprayed my neighbors corn yesterday. Would be a top contender for CRC ,but won't take the liberty to enter him!

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Re: Can you top this?

Ya there's gonna be some weed "issues" this year----- 

 

Do you do custom work or make a wrong turn??

 

Smiley Happy

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Re: Can you top this?

Hey hobby I'd rather have crooked rows than the gaps in the rows you were showing  in previous pictures of yur own corn.

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Re: Can you top this?

SW - just a couple acres on barter for some straw. Saw my "real hillbilly" 

 

 

 

hobby farmer " neighbors planting with their johnny popper and 4 row cyclo with a guy on the tractor and a couple riding the planter. Maybe too many back step drivers! Real hillbillies here. One guy works all summer in his bare feet.

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NDF Here is that exact same field from the same location taken with a real camera. In the background beyond the fence line you can see the BTO/grower unplanted field of pennycrest has been over taken by other weeds.

 

Guess his 36 row planter just wasn't up to the task.

 

 

 

 

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Here is same field, just rotated 90 degrees

Notice the water just standing on the freshly planted bean field at the end of this field.

 

also notice the wind leaned this corn all over the place  and notice the weeds, at least half of the fields in this area are not or have not been sprayed yet. hasn't rained since yesterday evening here.

 

I'll take this over most all the corn I saw last on last Sundays drive up in the $12,000 northern Iowa area.

 

I know this doesn't meet your standards and that I guess is why I'm just a hobbyist and not a grower like yourself.

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Re: Can you top this?

Looks like the weeds are catching up to the corn.
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Yes and we need three days to dry out to be able to get in the fields with spray equip. I may be able to run tomorrow afternoon IF we miss the chance of rain tonight and tomorrow .  This is getting critical for many and most are not as well tiled out as I am.

 

I like to spray with the challenger on tracks but it will not turn in the mud. I may be out there with the little MFWA and a 500 gal sprayer, half loaded.

 

The rain mud situation is much worse just 6 or 7 miles south of me to the Mo border at least.

 

Need to rethink the chemical program as it may be just a one shot deal with the size of the corn and the rate of growth it is achieving. Probably also going to have to go to 20 gpa to get spray to the weeds.

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Had a little planter trouble one afternoon. Lost a firming point on my old IH air planter. Had to drill and ez-out one of the bolts. Well it was warm and so was I when I was done and ready, and there's a cooler on my service truck. Drank a bud while I started the tractor back up and cranked up the a/c. Put another in the cab with me as I pulled off. About 10 mins later, not too far from a road, I decided that 1st one tasted darn good and I'd better make sure it wasn't a fluke Smiley Wink well, my fingers slipped, there's a half cocked beer can rolling around on the floor, and my corn planter wandered off to the side a little. All the neighbors now think I'm a drunken idiot once the corn came up. I've since bought ez-steer. Lol
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I know it's a little more expensive, but how long will you let these weeds go if it stays wet before you will consider an aerial sprayer?

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Spraying glypos from the air here would not be the smartest thing one could do. The other problem is there aren't many around here and I'll bet the waiting list is long. I will probably be able to get a big sprayer in first after a few dry days due to mine will be drier before a lot of others will be able to go. I've got a week maybe 10 days tops with my equip.

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