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goldseeker

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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2012 6:53:39 AM

Farmers are currently tilling and in some cases have already planted their corn crops. Corn will soon be emerging. In my area most fields have been tilled and I expect planting in two weeks.



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wrmedic
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2015 8:09:07 AM

Many planters out yesterday. We received just under a quarter inch over the weekend.

[Edited by: wrmedic at 4/28/2015 8:10:11 AM EST]
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2015 2:17:48 AM

Yeah, we will have a window of opportunity for additional frost for about another 30 days.
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2015 10:10:47 PM

Wheels will turn in Grundy County tomorrow.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2015 10:08:50 PM

I hear about inch and a half by Grand Island. Planters stopped now
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wrmedic
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2015 12:55:05 AM

Would say corn planting is a little behind in this area but not significant yet.
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 3:45:26 PM

Enjoy that frosty weather. April is full of it.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 5:20:29 AM

We are not frost free here for a couple more weeks.
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Alexi7
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 4:38:03 AM

Rainy and cool again here in NW Ohio. Might be mid-May before we get started planting. Need a week of sun and breezes to dry stuff out.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 2:10:19 AM

Cold and snowy weather for the past couple of days.

Good thing I have a greenhouse. I will soon harvest strawberries, and tomatoes and peppers are coming along just fine.
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 7:38:26 PM

Sunny with 40mph winds across the prairie today. Tops are drying. In the field Friday if no more rain.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 7:38:15 AM

I dumped 0.8 rain this am. Okay, now let's plant corn!
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 7:36:58 AM

Thank you, wrmedic. Just curious.
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Alexi7
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 3:01:58 AM

A few guys were chisel plowing today. Must've been sandy ground. They got rained out about 4 PM.
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wrmedic
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 12:30:22 AM

We had about 1" as of Friday afternoon with about 1.75 over the weekend. Much needed.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 3:59:08 PM

I dumped an inch from my gauge this morning in Grundy Center.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 3:57:56 PM

Medic, how much rain west of Grand Island?
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 5:39:47 AM

This weekend has been gorgeous, but I doubt that any seed has went into the ground, as the frost free time period is usually early May.
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 9:47:57 PM

Half inch rain helps
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 1:02:02 PM

hopewell, lots of variables to answer your question. Many different answers.
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 8:54:58 AM

how far apart to plan the corn seeds?
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Alexi7
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 5:05:31 AM

Ground temp is still a bit low here in NW Ohio. Need more sunny, breezy days to dry stuff out.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 1:08:29 PM

Many corn producers working ground and beginning to plant corn this week. Putting corn in the ground before the expected rain Sunday.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 8:38:13 PM

Red flag warnings out. Leave the matches alone.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 12:36:58 AM

A set back here for sure, as we got hammered with rain here.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 11:51:20 PM

Would take some of that extra Iowa and Ohio moisture pretty dry around here. Hoping for some rain next couple days. Not many planters out yet but will be soon.
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 9:22:40 PM

Delayed. It rained.
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 5:31:55 AM

Still not dry enough here in NW Ohio. Might take until late April for our ground to dry out.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 2:48:27 AM

Plenty of tilling going on in Maryland.
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 4:16:05 PM

Wind and sunshine is drying it out. They're going to the field in the morning in Iowa.
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 7:20:19 AM

Might be 10 days before it spikes. Pretty cool.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2015 9:41:45 PM

I know where there is some corn in the ground along Highway 20.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 10:20:39 AM

Sunshine and 35mph winds will dry this flat ground off quickly.
Get the planters out, boys.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 7:10:54 AM

Nice inch in our area without the wind. Pray for the tornado victims.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 2:03:02 PM

Half inch helps. No more cracks in the ground now.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2015 11:38:44 PM

Rain soaking up more ground. Making more corn for your corn flakes.
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2015 11:54:30 AM

April showers on their way. We hope.
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2015 10:36:51 PM

Tractor lights in fields tonite.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2015 10:43:53 AM

Plenty of tilling going on in southern Maryland in spite of wet soil conditions.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2015 6:28:21 PM

I saw an NH3 toolbar running today. Back at it already.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2015 2:53:33 PM

It may turn out to be a good year for cattail production. Oh well, plenty of starch there too.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2015 11:48:49 PM

Lite rain this am was welcome.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2015 2:10:33 PM

We had some pretty wintry weather this past week, but now it finally looks like spring has arrived.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2015 10:29:43 AM

High winds today rearranging anything not tied down.
Tell momma to put her scarf on to protect her curls when she goes outside.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 6:42:43 AM

Two sunny and windyyyy days put NH3 toolbars back in the fields across Ia and Ne yesterday. More today.

The race is on!!
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 2:45:55 AM

A very cold weekend. Currently 15 and snowing.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 4:14:43 PM

Freezing rain early this am. 40mph NW winds and 60F this afternoon.
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 2:45:54 AM

70s yesterday, and 30s today.
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 5:27:01 PM

Sunshine and NW winds making everyone smile in Iowa today.
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 6:01:57 PM

Ahhhh

The pitter patter of little raindrops on the roof. My grass will start to turn green now.
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Too early for KC
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 12:01:39 PM

good idea
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