Thursday, June 23, 2011

Planting Continues...Well For A Day

So we finished sidedressing corn on Monday and then switched the tractor back to the planter to try to make some headway on our later planted crops like edible beans. We had two field experiments planned for Navy and Black beans. I was gone, so the Navy bean experiment planting went very well. I came back Tuesday night in torrential rain, and it has been raining ever since. We have gotten 1.5 inches since then, so are at a standstill with fieldwork, again. It shouldn't be too late for planting Black beans yet. It is sad to drive around and see corn only a few inches tall in some fields, and soybeans just emerging. This is certainly a year to remember. Or forget.