Wednesday, October 16, 2013
This old girl has really paid the bills! This is a friend's 1998 IH 1660 combine. It has 5500 engine hours on it but no record of separator hours. It is used in long fields and never roaded so I would bet the separator hours are pretty high. No wonder these are a favorite with farmers around here and all across the country.
I stopped to give him his final certification inspection papers on his soybean seed. This is a 4.3 maturity soybean that always does well around here and well on this farm. It is running over 50 bushels per acre where the picture was taken. They don't do anything special but raise good seed.
This is the farm that raises the Jacob soybean I have talked about here in the past. A semi load of that seed has ended up in Illinois and other places as it's hard to find a good 4.0 non GMO soybean seed. Hopefully that will get easier! The new Ohio variety named Highland, the same county this is near, looks very good.
There is much interest in non GMO soybeans now as they usually don't test positive for glyphosate and that word is getting out. Soybeans don't transfer glyphosate readily like corn, wheat and other crops. People are actually interested in glyphosate levels in different things they use today and food is at the top of that list.
Soybeans are closer to completion here but there are still a lot of soybeans in the field in southwest Ohio. We are supposed to get rain today and then about ten degrees cooler.
It sure has been a nice fall here! Don't forget to your local orchard and spend a little money. I enjoy doing that but I have two buckets full of Red Delicious from my own tree. This is the first time I remember having good apples two years in a row here and these are truly organic because I am a very poor orchardist.