Friday, July 10, 2015

Always Room For More of Wyoming

So here is more from my Wyoming trip of last week.  The next day we were up by Riverton in Central Wyoming, where retailer Alan Lebsack lives.  Here is a large field of Malt Barley that has been fertilized with all AgroLiquid.  You will notice in the rest of the crop pictures that the fields seem to go forever.  Or at least half-way there.
 Dan the grower is pleased with the field, and said the brewer agronomists have given it a strong thumbs up so far.
 Wyoming had decent snow, but plenty of spring rain to enable the irrigation channels to be full and running. The water used is not from wells. The amount of silt in the water is a concern, but they are glad to have it.  Irrigation was not needed much before now as rain was ample.
This is a beautiful field of strip till sugarbeets grown with all AgroLiquid.
 Here is a picture of furrow irrigated alfalfa.  Furrow irrigated alfalfa? Well you can see the narrow furrows that carry water across this field, with the alfalfa up on the beds in between.  This field had just received a foliar application of Pro-Germinator + Kalibrate + accesS three days earlier.  With the high pH, sulfur needs to be applied.  The rate was 2 gal/A of accesS and there was no foliage burn at all.
 Like I showed recently when I was in California, you're often not far from desert ground.  Water and good bottom ground soil make a difference.
 Here was a herd of grazing horses.  Nothing to do with the crop tour, but I thought it was pretty.
And here is a field of corn, again with AgroLiquid.  The High NRG-N was all broadcast applied on the surface after planting as this is what worked best for him.  High NRG-N is be the best choice as it stays on the soil surface until carried in with moisture.
 And here is Dan's brother Dennis raking alfalfa hay prior to baling.  Their use of AgroLiquid for many years has enabled top production and quality.
So that was a good day of field visits.  I had to drive back to Casper to fly home the next morning. This short venture ahead wasn't exactly on the way, but worth the trip.  I may have shown the Wind River Canyon here before.  But it is spectacular to see.  It was formed by a regional uplift in the earth's crust and then the river washed away all of the sediment creating the canyon here.  As such, there is a lot of rock exposed from different geological era's.  This scene is actually a panoramic pic of the river canyon.
The heavy rains in the spring caused some land slides here.  You can see some from up high on the mountain ahead, and then also on the left that blocked the railroad for awhile.
 Look at this exposed granite that is from the Pre-Cambrian era.  Now the sign says 600 million years (ago), but that's when the era ended.  These rocks could be a billion years old.  But who's counting?
So well worth the 20 mile drive up and back.  On the North end of the canyon is the small town of Thermopolis, which claims to have the world's largest hot spring spa.  Been through there many times but not yet made a visit.  Maybe next time.