I can't believe that it is already Friday! It has been a busy and fast week. We got into the field on Monday night, had a little delay on Tuesday from rain, and have been going steady ever since Wednesday. There is a slight chance of rain tonight, but we're hoping it misses us so we can finish planting our corn. We are about 80% done planting corn and then we'll move onto planting soybeans.
|My Farmer next to our 24 row planter|
As you look at the planter, you can see that there are 24 rows and two large tanks or bins on top of it. These tanks or bins are called seed hoppers. Each hopper holds 50 bushels of corn, so our planter holds 100 bushels at a time. We fill those hoppers with our seed tender. Many farmer are switching to seed tenders from the traditional bag. Just think, when we fill our planter we could use the seed tender to put in 100 bushels of corn, or we could life up 100 bags. Which would you rather do???
|Seed Tender that carries bulk boxes of seed|
I also wanted to give you an update on "my backyard":
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