October 24th, 2019
Great yields from my plot behind the warehouse. The moisture has dropped to a tolerable level allowing harvest to start. 194-49, 194-75, 197-90, and 198-17 had a strong showing. Our existing workhorses were solid as always 192-08, 197-68, and 195-18. I also tested our silage lineup for grain yield. You won't see 243 bu/acre from BMR or TMF products.
October 14th, 2019
Tar spot is making an appearance late in 2019. This is from one of my fields in Sparta. Other growers have seen similar infestations. We have had a lot of issues so why not one more. It should have no major negative impact on yields this late in the season. You definately need to make plans to manage this disease next year and in the future. I will talk about it with everyone at seed ordering time.
October 10th, 2019
Soybean harvest under way. After harvesting the soybean plot a few things are clear. Short plant height has very little effect on yield, and soybean size is a BIG deal.