Minnesota Farmer


Planting today?
April 28, 2010, 7:51 am
Filed under: cold, Corn, Farm, Minnesota, rain, Soybeans, spring, tillage, Uncategorized, weather, wood heat

After the rainy days that started last friday we’ve been kept out of the field.  My rain gauge showed an inch of precipitation.  It was a nice rain that took four days to come down.

The temperatures have turned a bit more normal and I actually fired up my wood heat for a bit.  Mornings and nights have been cool with really nice daytime temperatures.

We spent yesterday hauling in seed beans that Monsanto will not need.  At the pre-foundation level where we are they only use about one in four fields.  Anything rejected is still the property of Monsanto and we send it where they tell us.  These beans are headed for soybean oil and meal.

We’re hoping to be back planting soon.  Maybe even today.  There are a few things to do first, but we’ll be checking out field conditions and will start planting if they are right.

Michael

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