Jevon Rockwell, May 23

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We started planting last Thursday and then we got some rain over the weekend. We only got a quarter inch so it wasn’t too much. We’re about three-quarters done with the corn now and about half done with the beans, so we have made some good progress.Out of the first 400 acres that we planted early, we may have 10 acres of spotting in to do. The water sat in those wet holes and it crusted over. I went over around 80 acres of the heavy black corn ground with a rotary hoe and I could not get to those spots because it was too muddy. The corn couldn’t push through.The rest of the stuff we planted around April 20 really early looks good now. It looks really nice.The planting conditions have gotten a lot better. We are planting on some heavier ground that finally dried off. We have sunshine and a south wind and that really helps too. They are saying we’ll get into the 80s up here. We need some heat.I dug up some of the wetter areas and found a grub. I have seen wireworms too but no pest problems that are a real concern.Some of our wheat is now fully headed and we are getting into a timing issue. The soybeans will have to be inter-seeded by next weekend into some of our wheat.There is an 80% chance for rain on Wednesday. I plan on working from today to Wednesday. I’ll sleep in on the day it rains. I have plenty of ground to plant now. We like to work ground, give it a day to dry and plant it. If we don’t get rain this week, we could get done with corn by Friday.We’re close enough to Lake Erie here that we didn’t have any trouble with frost damage.last_img

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