A friend sent me Show My Street again so I thought I would look some things up. It is a new fly over because it shows the green tanks we put on the concrete slab in May! Type in my address at 3308 Martinsville Road and see how I have been doing. I can see the wet spots and the marks from the 24 row planter so it must be the end of April when we put those tanks in.
You an see every blemish in the field and I know what caused most of them. They must update their database pretty regularly or I just happened to catch a recent flyover. You can see the different cover crop effects in the garden.
I need the address of the fields I am scouting to help scout the problems! One outfit just copies the old ASCS or FSA maps and I am lucky if they write in a road I know. I had to have the farmer take me around to each patch this morning and that saved me a lot of time.
We ended up talking about his weed problem because he has $100 in chemicals spraying his non GMO beans and he has poor control after soybeans. After corn, the program is pretty acceptable. This weed probem is something else. There are lots of weedy fields like his and he is afraid he has palmer amaranth or palmer pigweed from the south. I am afraid he does too. The only thing we can do is move away from soybeans or go to Liberty Link soybeans. We can't do that too often or that chemical will build up resistance in the weeds, too.
If you take some time and read back in my blogs you will find where I have discussed this subject many times. This is something we MUST spend more time and effort on as this is going to cost us farmers a lot of money if we do or if we don't and a lot more if we don't!
It is blue overhead but big claps of thunder are rolling again. We are in a risk for high winds and rain again this afternoon. At least it beats a drought.