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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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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 2:46:45 AM

46 with plenty of rain, but there is brutal temps and snow on the way.
twt
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2015 1:55:29 PM

The ground is getting where they can get it ready.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 5:48:49 PM

March in like a lamb.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 4:27:42 PM

40 degree temp change from this morning and it still isn't 20 degrees.

Isn't winter fun?
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2015 9:50:30 AM

-24F this am in central Iowa. 10 less than the last record low of 1897. Global warming at its best.

Sending it to W Va and on to Boston. Enjoy.
goldseeker
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 3:39:24 AM

Snowing again, followed by much colder weather. I wish you would keep that winter weather out west.
Alexi7
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 12:32:55 AM

We're headed for the 40sF and 50sF in two weeks here in NW Ohio. One big slush pile.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 6:29:46 PM

North winds tonite will blow more soil into the ditches.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 6:28:53 PM

Slow and easy road conditions.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 3:24:49 PM

Watching the snow blow around today.
goldseeker
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 2:59:36 AM

Actually warmed up to 34 yesterday, but it is headed back down to zero now.
erfuelman
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 9:37:09 AM

can't say not a lot of corn in ok.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 8:27:28 AM

Enjoying winter yet?
goldseeker
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 4:08:07 AM

Feb. has been a deep freeze with several days sub zero. We now have a wintry storm headed our way. No spring planting for awhile.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2015 8:06:13 AM

Storm going up the Ohio Valley. Enjoy winter!
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 5:26:51 PM

WVa needs more snow. We will share.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 2:08:16 AM

-4 with about 6" of new snow.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 8:04:46 AM

Plowing is in the past. Not much done anymore.
GADavis
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 10:54:01 PM

In Indiana, the farmers are still waiting for the spring thaw to plow.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2015 2:15:05 PM

Frozen ground in February is a good thing across the US Corn Belt.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 9:14:00 AM

No action here till end of April. Ground still frozen.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 6:38:02 PM

Melting snow in road ditches exposed more black snow today.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 11:21:20 AM

Count on the corn crop containing GMO traits. That's how the American consumer continues to get cheap food!
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 11:19:45 AM

Waterman, pleased to see you getting some winter moisture. Hope it continues into the growing season for you.
Waterman66
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 11:21:48 PM

Why non GMO Sparrow?
sparrowfan
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 6:21:10 AM

I hope all of the crops are non GMO
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 3:49:23 AM

It was rain yesterday, but it is 9 today with light snowfall.
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 5:34:12 PM

Plenty of moisture in the topsoil here in NE Colorado. Finally melted off the last of our snow. So far we have had 24 inches and still have our main snow months ahead.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 4:18:07 PM

goldseeker, I thought sure you would get part of this snow system. Enjoy the rain.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 12:16:21 AM

We finally got a thaw with plenty of rain at 40.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2015 6:04:13 PM

10 inches of wet snow across Iowa. That's good for our dry topsoil.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 1:15:04 PM

January thaw about over.
That's ok; been too hot!!
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 3:12:14 PM

Time for a February ice storm!
BUSSY
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 11:43:24 AM

ok
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 7:08:36 PM

A little bit of rain and snow will hold the soil down during the next blizzard.
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 12:46:03 PM

warm winter days playing with my head
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 7:51:11 PM

Mud in January.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 8:54:14 PM

The blizzard two weeks ago blew the fields clean including some soil. That is twice already this winter.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 8:51:11 PM

Our road ditches are still full of black snow.
Waterman66
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 6:23:22 PM

Snow still on the ground here but melting.
Alexi7
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 2:49:40 AM

The snow from the last polar vortex is almost gone. Temps in the lows 40s today.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 6:45:35 PM

I do not like mud in January. Cold weather please.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 5:34:58 PM

Frosty cold still. Winter for 8 more weeks.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 6:47:08 PM

Enjoy the zero temps. We get a reprieve today. 25F is short sleeve weather.
goldseeker
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 4:02:26 PM

Zero temps here now, but with the sun out it is a balmy 85 in my greenhouse.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2015 10:30:49 AM

I do not want to see any bug crawling around outside today. He would be difficult to combat.

Beautiful ground blizzard across the prairie this morning. It has been making sun dogs in a complete circle. 35mph winds at -10F.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 7:28:27 PM

Goody. Winter is coming again. Two notes of -10F might finally kill some bugs.
stickyvalves
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Happy New Year
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 11:16:30 PM

-8F at Grand Island, Ne this am. 20mph winds made it nippy!!
goldseeker
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2014 2:18:18 AM

Getting colder around here too. Currently 24. Looks like a deep freeze the rest of the week.
stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2014 9:36:05 PM

There were chisel plows running across Iowa this morning. Getting colder. Ground will be frozen too much after tonite.
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