Sunday, December 23, 2012
Here is one posting of pictures of my friend Scott in North Central and Northeastern Ohio. Scott is a younger, aggressive young farmer who knows what he is doing. He is one of the better hay producers in Ohio. Like me, he has found the value in cover crops and you can see his rye in his pictures.
I used to post a lot of pictures there but got out of the habit. It takes a lot of steps to take the right sized picture to post or resize it and post it to AgTalk. It still baffles probably half the readers who do have pictures to share. Someones they will email them to a friend and they will post it for them.
MicroSoft used to ask me if I wanted to make my pictures smaller when emailing but I lost that function in one of their upgrades. I could probably put that back if I look hard enough but I've asked and no one has shown me how to do it yet.
I did find an older post I really liked the other day when we were talking about radishes and radishes planted with wheat. I accidentally did that the fall of 08 I believe it was when my help forget to clean out the radishes I had been sowing in the bottom of the drill and loaded the drill with wheat seed. I ended up with 5 acres of wheat with radishes sprinkled across them.
I watched the radishes grow and die but that wheat looked healthier from the start. I took it to yield and the radish patch made 12 bushels more than the rest of the field and that has never been my highest yielding part of that field in 9 years. I also had it sweet corn the first year we planted notill corn here in 2004 so for other than 2 treatments, it's always been the same on crop, herbicide and fertilizer.
I got to noticing that patch is shining again this fall. That is some of the best looking wheat in the entire field. I am pretty sure I affected the biology of that area and I don't just how much.
Do you post farm pictures? Do you email them? Do you have a link to your favorites?