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Garden City, Iowa

Just looked at a bean field - 15 inch rows - waist high - canopied very nicely. Beautiful beans. Population - a lot. Probably 250,000. I pulled out a plant - it took some effort. But the nodulation was great, branching was real nice, and the plant had over 50 pods, and still flowering a bit with lots of small beans just beginning to develop. But this field needs rain - real bad. I felt down in the ground where I pulled out the plant, and the ground was rock hard. I could not dig down with my fingers, and there was no perceivable moisture in those top couple inches where I pulled the plant. With rain - this field is one of the best I've seen this summer. Without rain - soon - this field will about pods big time.

Corn field on other side of road also looks excellent - it's fenced - I'm not crawling through it. Aw, but Jen - take one for the team. Sorry - not this time.

South of Des Moines, the lack of moisture is fairly evident in some fields. But it all needs a drink, or we go backwards - soon.

Jen
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Re: Garden City, Iowa

Finally a crop tour we can trust!!! Ty Jen
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Re: Garden City, Iowa

Just what I've been saying down here in next year country. ...southern Iowa. Blow your doors off eat your heart out northern Iowa potential.  Just need that rain Wed badly.

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Cameron, MO.

OK - here we have moisture. Roadsides are green, ponds are full. Water is standing in puddles on gravel roads. The bean field I looked at was muddy, and I had to take off my crocs to get back in the car. Again, 15 inch rows, not quite as developed as what I saw at the last stop, but impressive. These beans were going down, where they were standing tall they are up to my chest. I was going to dig down and see if I could find dryness, but I have no tools on this trip. It looks like these beans had stopped flowering, and now there are a bundle of flowers, especially on the top of the plant. 50+, easily, especially if they keep getting the rains.

On to KC before rush hour.

Jev
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Re: Garden City, Iowa

Darn IPhone.....

Jen
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Re: Garden City, Iowa

Thigh high, waist high, and chest high but how tall are you?Smiley Happy

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Re: Garden City, Iowa

I'm 5-10 - used to be 5-10 1/2, but my compressed disks in my back area making me shorter

Jen
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Re: Garden City, Iowa

The question is----- Were the beans up to your chest or is your chest down with the beans. Lol.

 

Now if your 6 feet 4 they may be impressive beans but if your 5 foot two not so much,

 

AND if you're the size of that feller on the island that said "da Plane da plane" they may barely get their seed back.

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Re: Garden City, Iowa

Yeah - I know. But as Hobby can testify, that's not the case. Thinking of how high a sheet of plywood comes up on me, they were about that tall - 4 feet

Jen
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