Growing Season Pictures

2013 Growing Season
July 25, 2013

The corn is starting to release pollen.

July 23, 2013
July 8, 2013

                                  Six more leaves to go before we will see this field tassel.
June 28, 2013
This field makes the Kneel High By The 4th of July criteria but there
are other fields that will have a hard time being knee high by
next Thursday.

June 24, 2013

      Sorry, I'm a little behind schedule.  I had the opportunity to help host some great nonfarm people at the VanMannen family farm on Friday.  What a great experience to see a farm through others' eyes!
June 14, 2013

June 7, 2013

It continues to be wet and cool.  The corn cold
use some sun shine and warmer weather.

May 31, 2013

This field is coming along nicely but we still have 2 days of corn planting and 2 days of soybean planting to do.  We need dry, sunny, warm weather.
May 24, 2013
The corn is emerging a little yellow - nothing
that some sunlight and heat can't fix.
May 14, 2013

Finally got this field planted today!
May 9, 2013
It has been raining and cold so we have been unable to
do any planting.
April 29, 2013
Got the NH3 knifed in just before getting rained out for
a day.
April 19, 2013

Due to wet, snowy and cold weather we have not been able to
make any progress on the 2013 corn crop. 


2012 Growing Season

May 18, 2012

If you look really closely you will see corn seedlings spiking
through the soil.

See I told you it was there!


This is the position that you will find Joe in most of
the time after planting - looking for good plant emergence and

May 9, 2012

Finally getting the Home Farm planted.

May 8, 2012

In a blink of an eye we have gone from having an early spring planting season to having a late planting season.  We were rained out of the field on April 27th.  Today is the first day back at planting since the 27th.  The soil finisher went over the field tonight.  Tomorrow Dad will plant this farm.

April 9, 2012
NH3 Applied

We are waiting for warmer weather and letting the predicted cold rain front to get through before starting to plant corn.

2011 Growing Season
My intention is to take a picture of the corn field on our home farm once a week and post it.  That way you can follow along with the crop progress for the year.  I put a test plot stake along the edge of the field this morning so I can always go back to the same spot.  Hopefully my boys (meaning sons, husband, and/or father) will leave it alone.  
April 12, 2011
Anhydrous Ammonia applied.

May 8, 2011
May 18, 2011
Corn is at the spike stage.
There is a little crusting on the Mothers Day planting but a little rain and heat will take care of that.

May 25, 2011

June 1, 2011

June 20, 2011

June 30,2011

July 4, 2011

Yep, we made Knee High by the 4th of July!

And, the tassel is just a few leaves away from emerging.

July 25, 2011

Applying a fungicide to protect the corn crop from diseases.

August 21, 2011

November 5, 2011

November 7, 2011

November 15, 2011

All done until next spring!

December 22, 2011

All tucked away for a long winters nap.

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