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Postby Donald Lehman » Sat May 28, 2011 6:16 pm

Anybody getting any crops in? Here in northern N.Y we are still playing in mud up to the butt of a Cyldesdale stallion. Everyone is trying to put in hay and get SOMETHING planted at the same time. On the fields we can get onto at all, we are going around the wet areas and just leaving them. An awful lot of corn ground is going to be fallow this year around here. Most of the hayfields that are being cut are rutted up something awful. Any field that wasn't sprayed with Roundup last Fall definately isn't going to be turned under for corn this year.
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Re: crops

Postby kcoers » Sun May 29, 2011 7:34 am

Donald Lehman wrote:Anybody getting any crops in? Here in northern N.Y we are still playing in mud up to the butt of a Cyldesdale stallion. Everyone is trying to put in hay and get SOMETHING planted at the same time. On the fields we can get onto at all, we are going around the wet areas and just leaving them. An awful lot of corn ground is going to be fallow this year around here. Most of the hayfields that are being cut are rutted up something awful. Any field that wasn't sprayed with Roundup last Fall definately isn't going to be turned under for corn this year.


We had a 3 wk window to get them in . The corn looks good, we definitely have had enough moisture thats for sure . Beans haven't cracked the surface yet, but i'm sure this week they will
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Postby Donald Lehman » Sun May 29, 2011 12:49 pm

The longest period we have had without rain in the last two months has only been 3 days. We are about 3-4 weeks behind. Like I said, there is going to be a lot of ground laying fallow this year. Some of it may get planted to sudan grass a bit later if the ground ever does dry out. Time will tell.
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Postby Donald Lehman » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:30 am

We finally got a few days of sunshine. More corn went in the ground in Lewis Co. in the last three days than the whole spring so far. There are many acres left to plant here yet, but the coming week is supposed to be dry, so I think we'll get it wrapped up around here this week. The other problem we now have is that only about 20% of the first crop hay is in. We would normally be about 90% done by this time. Going to be a lot of hay, but the quality is going to be down a bit. Guess we aren't alone. Noticed on Orin Samualson show that Ohio is way behind on planting corn also.
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Postby mgood » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:19 pm

I kind of envy You folks in a way; You guys are getting moisture. This part of the country lost the wheat crop for the biggest part; due to an extended dry spell. It came on good shower the last of may; half the cotton guys planted, and it appears the dry land short staple cotton may not make it. We know the wet times will come back here as good farming weather will return to Your area; we just don't know when. :wink:
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Postby Donald Lehman » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:30 am

Yup,
Always seems that for every section of the counrty that is too wet there is another section that is too dry. Mother Nature has no qualms about letting us know who really is in the drivers seat. Does kinda keep a man humble, doesn't it?
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Postby Donald Lehman » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:34 am

All in all, our crops did okay here considering the horribly wet spring. Had one corn field didn't get planted until late june but it still is almost ready to combine now. Notice you fellows in Oklahoma and Texas are finally getting some rain. Hope it helps you out in the long run.
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