Our double crop is all in finally. There were many rain showers that came through our area last week, but they were very spotty. Most of the rain missed us at our homeplace, but our fields south and east of town all caught some rain. The soybeans that got rain last week look really good right now, but the fields that didn’t get rain are starting to look stressed.
We didn’t get enough rain on our milo to activate our herbicide so the weed pressure is pretty high. We are posting the milo right now to help control the weeds. Once we are done posting the milo, we will start side-dressing with the y-drops.
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The corn is pollinating right now. Our dryland acres didn’t catch any of the rains last week so we are concerned about the temperatures and the lack of moisture. We have been running pivots on our irrigated crops.
Calving has wrapped up. Ponds in our pastures continue to be a concern. We have started to see brown grass in a couple of pastures.
The shop is getting the harvest equipment ready for fall harvest and servicing the planter so it’s ready for next spring. A lot of our summer help will be going back to school in the next month, most off to college and a couple back to high school.
We are hopeful for cooler temperatures and more moisture to come to our area.
Local commodity basis level — Cargill in Salina: wheat, -.05; milo, -.35; corn, -.32; soybeans, -.80. — Darcy Came Bradley