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BA Deere
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Lazarus crop of North Iowa

We received 1.5" of a a slow rain, Mason got 3", I wouldn`t say this gets us out of the woods, but it does get us into the pollination round of the great game show.  A bride planning on a outdoor wedding didn`t even complain about having to switch to a indoor ceremony (that`s how damned bad we needed rain) .   Rochesterfest and Keister days were impacted, but as nicely as the rain fell, I`d rather celebrate in the rain than sit at the Legion and drink  πŸ™‚   but everyone parties in their own way.  

Corn yields had to be affected some.  I was scouting beans and I thickened up the stand where the frost was @ 120,000 more of the original frosted plants survived than first thought.  About half of the June 1 planted came up, they were in dry soil, more come up every day still close to a month later, I suppose up to now getting enough dew to swell them up.

This 1  1/2" was a God send and keeps us in the game.

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rsbs
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Re: Lazarus crop of North Iowa

BA, must have been a pretty general rain of that amount. I checked three locations so far and it was  a high of 1.75 inches, and a low of 1.25, so your 1.5 seems like what we got west of Mankato generally.

Did a quick three day road trip to Lawrence Kansas, Wednesday to Friday, and the bottom land sands adjacent to Interstate 29 were running irrigators on the way down, and were puddled with water on the way back. One guy had a tracked JD tractor with a dirt scraper out in the middle of a pretty good "puddle", up to the bottom of the unit, but probably not into the motor oil pan and electronics....at least not yet.

Makes you always wonder about the history of some of the out of the area tractors and combines that come in from the machinery "jockeys". I know I bought a tractor with "low hours" from this baby faced guy that does this a lot , 4500 hours on a magnum tractor, paid just about full price for it, and I suspect that it really is a 14500 hour unit, but what do you do? I spent quite a bit of money on it, and asked him if he wanted to take it back in trade on something else, but baby face said "no way".

Buyer beware....pay extra and know who you are dealing with.

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BA Deere
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Re: Lazarus crop of North Iowa

Red, it`s funny a band of rain from Roswell, New Mexico to Michigan flooding and dropping +3" rains and they just keep getting hit.   Detroit interstates flooded over.   Maybe this is the year to be in the "drought area"?   

I`d still like to find a 4960, but something that "old" is rarely on local dealer`s lots these days, only jockeys carry such antiques.  When you find one they have 10,000 admitted hours and weighted up on the front end like they`ve worked for a living   πŸ™‚   Oh for the days of a tractor with 5,000hrs locally owned and a rock box on the front.  

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Hobbyfarmer
Honored Advisor

Re: Lazarus crop of North Iowa

BA I can help you with the rock box.

Got the one that came off the 8520T JD. I know where it's parked and it's for sale.

The rock box is fine the tractor was junk and got sold this spring to a scrap yard

Just got rid of the high blood pressure JD 568 baler last week.

Anybody need/want a wide wing 230Deere disc?

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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: Lazarus crop of North Iowa

Hey Hobby, it`s more of a trick of mine to see if a tractor`s had a easier life, if it has a rockbox instead of front weights.   However, I don`t believe i`ve ever seen a 4960 with a rockbox   πŸ™‚

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dwillinois
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Re: Lazarus crop of North Iowa

I'm not in Gods country but in central Illinois so we are a close 2nd....I have 3.6 in gauge very variable in any direction but those Mclean co boys to my north got the toad strangler 7 to 11 inches in areas, parts of Bloomington got 7 in one night its a mess. Probably be a bad week at the cbot algorithm exchange but who knows there will be good crops and bad ones like always we will wait and see how this one ends 2 big months ahead.

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BA Deere
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Re: Lazarus crop of North Iowa

DW, the bears around here were quick to point out "well we did get everything planted, even the potholes" and so far in this drought that`s true.   But all this rain some of you guys have been having, creeks full and such, the potholes it`s the same ol` same ol`  I`m sure ponding.    7 to 11" rain, no good from that.

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dwillinois
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Re: Lazarus crop of North Iowa

Bridge 5 miles to my north was closed last night water hitting top and coming over the old timers still left said they have never seen water that high I have an 80 on the other side up the hill but the back is lost I'm sure, that's the only farm I have in the Noahs flood but there is a mess up that way for sure lots of ponding and flooding in that area

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BA Deere
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Re: Lazarus crop of North Iowa

I hope for the best for you guys.  Up here we don`t have bridge take out rains, usually what we get is 3" of rain followed by 6" followed by 5" followed by another 5" .  I can only imagine  some of that rain.

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sdholloway56
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Re: Lazarus crop of North Iowa

We made a very good corn crop in β€˜87 basically off of early planting, a dry June and a slow cool 2” the week of pollination.

Then 2” in one event in early Aug, which finished the corn and made a good bean crop too.

You’re underselling the potential of this crop as it stands right now.

BTW, my impression of ECB coverage is that the huge downpours were not that widespread.

 

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