I inspected a field of food grade soybeans yesterday. They have to have 70% leaf drop for inspection and they were more like 90 plus percent. Sable enjoyed running through the beans with no weeds in them.
If I can get my first beans off by then, do I plant wheat on that farm? You know I like wheat because it throws the pests out of sync with nature because wheat is a minor crop in this region. I can control Marestail and other serious pests more easily in wheat.
If I plant wheat, I need to get seed ordered now. I've seen a lot of high yields and a lot of good varieties the last two crops, so which one should I choose? Thankfully, I have a seed neighbor who raised a good crop of a brand new wheat from Ohio Certified Seed called Lion. I know I can get that seed at the last minute but I have let him know already.
It may be more important for me to make the effort to spread Cal Phos or soft rock phosphate on my fields. I could do that after the wheat is planted. It costs $300 a ton just to get it here so it is a long term investment. I am hoping potash comes down in price but I don't think so. I think the Russian potash deal was over blown.
Tonight is Bruce Goodwin's Pioneer Field Day on SR 28. He always does a great job and tells it like it is. He is the CCA go to guy around Pleasant Plain, Ohio. I always laugh at Pleasant Plain because the original name was Plumsock. One of the original settlers got off the train and sunk to his socks so he named it Plumsock.
I have to include this picture of little Joshua. Remember him asleep on the seed bags? I think he left some magic dust where he was sleeping!
You have a great day, "ya hear?"