It has been a fast paced week here on the farm. Besides keeping busy with loading hogs and spraying fungicide on our corn, we've also been participating in several things at our local county fair this week.
My "backyard" is starting to show signs of stress due to a lack of rain but yet, I remain optimistic about the crop.
I can't believe how much the corn ears are growing despite no rain! The corn is now at R3 which is known as the milk stage. The kernels are now yellow on the outside and have a milky white fluid in the kernels, which is the beginning of starch accumulation.
|You can see how large the ear of corn is compared to my hand|
|There are 16 rows on this ear of corn|
Now onto my hog's "backyard." The soybeans continue to grow well despite the lack of rain.
Here's a look at how large the soybean pods are today.
Have you gotten rain this week? How long has it been since you had a measurable rain?
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