Tuesday, October 11, 2011

One Thing After Another

So harvesting continues. Yesterday we harvested our Black Bean plot. As you can see, it was great fun. Black beans are unloaded into the trailer as they begin their journey to market. Hope they aren't disappointed.
Here is Doug late in the day harvesting one of our "production", or non-test plot fields. Pretty, isn't it.

Then today we established a winter wheat experiment after the black beans were harvested yesterday. It is an interesting array of treatments, some drill-applied, and some broadcast. That's Doug running the drill and your author in the sprayer, in this pic taken by Stephanie.

Here we see Doug and Stephanie mixing another treatment for the drill to apply during planting. Generally we find that drill-applied fertilizer works the best. But we have also had good results with sprayed planter-time fertilizer.

After planting wheat this morning, it was back to harvesting soybean plots this afternoon. We have made good progress with bean harvest in this stretch of warm weather. The end of soybean plot harvest is in sight. But rain is forecast for later in the week, and we have one more wheat plot to plant tomorrow. So the rain will be good for that.

And that's all I have to say about that.