We just finished walking fields south of Ashburton. We saw problem fields and very good fields. I am trying to understand the effect of their typical fertilizer program on the corn I see. I want to get some of these tissues SAP tested to compare to their typical ash tissue results which are like ours. We need to get a better handle on what is going on in crop fields quicker so we can respond.
We saw corn growing on rocks that are pretty unbelieveable. There is just enough soil to anchor and feed the corn plants. If I ever get to post my pictures, you will be amazed. It looks like corn growing in a rock field or on the moon.
The best corn is exellent and should make high tonnage, pushing 40 US tons per acre. I am impressed with the Silo King Inoculant on the growing corn in the corners where the irrigation won't reach. It looks very good for little water and seems to be able to take in more N than normal.
We are really enjoying the beautiful weather with our friends and new friends. Lionel Dobbs is a nice man and wonderful farmer. We can talk farming very easily.
Have to get back to the fields and the fine company we have.