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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.



[Edited by: GM at 4/15/2014 2:58:35 PM EST]
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Waterman66
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 3:27:51 PM

Weather around here has been fantastic. Corn harvest is finally going gang busters. Dryland has been going for a couple of weeks but the irrigated finally is drying. Yields have been great on dryland for here. Many yields over 100 bu/ac with the tops being around 150. Irrigated is great from first reports as well. Many in the 250 bu/ac range. Still waiting to get my research plots off but preliminary yields are in the 230-250 bu/acre range.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 11:21:38 PM

Strong winds blowing the cool weather east!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 1:20:15 PM

You need some snow on the WVa hillsides!
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 4:20:02 AM

After two days of warm and sunny weather the door got slammed yesterday. It was rain all day and much cooler. Will likely see rain changing to snow later on in the week.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 5:24:24 PM

The boys are wearing their jackets today! Windy and chilly.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 8:52:31 AM

Lots of people slowed down yesterday. Just a little rain makes a difference.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 2:54:00 AM

80 yesterday and more of the same today.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 10:13:55 PM

Oh well.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 4:54:36 PM

Looks like I missed it. We did not make the 20% harvest improvement.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 3:40:17 AM

Great weather for the next couple of days. Combines should be running in my area.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 7:35:31 PM

Combines have been running. Harvest completion will be another 20%
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 12:30:53 AM

Sunny and warm and very windy. Should dry the fields out.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 3:23:01 PM

Hum. Planting corn in S America. Not in the US Corn Belt!
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 3:01:56 PM

Nice
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 2:28:04 AM

Still rain around here.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:37:34 AM

Plant that corn
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 2:07:07 AM

Looks like we need a dry week.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:03:05 PM

Combines are going. Y'all work safely.

[Edited by: stickyvalves at 10/20/2014 10:03:16 PM EST]
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 9:14:41 PM

Dry week coming. Filling the bins.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 12:58:40 PM

Hey at least someone is making money off it.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 4:05:10 AM

Yesterday was a gorgeous day. When I got home, it was 100 in my greenhouse.

I expect some combines did run yesterday.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 10:43:21 AM

Sunshine and wind today will let some corn combines run.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 5:13:56 AM

Heavy rains across Iowa have stopped all combines. Need some dry weather.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 2:42:42 AM

Not much harvesting going on around here. Entirely too much rain.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 10:34:22 PM

i like corn too
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 7:41:19 AM

Sweet corn is already harvested and in the can.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 4:05:44 PM

sweet corn
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 1:57:51 AM

Seems we are getting rains every afternoon.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 8:08:03 PM

Auto spell got me again!
Nobody in the field!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 8:07:13 PM

Oboes in the field across Iowa today. Rained again last night south of Hwy 30.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 2:33:20 AM

165
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 5:04:10 PM

Okay!! Who knows the final USDA 2014 corn numbers? Anyone feel like putting out a number?

Will it be closer to 160 or 175?
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 1:38:38 PM

i like corn
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 9:06:46 AM

$2.89
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 2:35:38 AM

Some of the harvest has started around here, but it also will be delayed for a couple of days due to rain.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 5:57:01 PM


THANK YOU FARMERS!!!
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 5:53:31 PM

Combines are running. WE'll see Friday the new USDA yield estimates and WSDE.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 11:35:24 AM

A lot of this fall harvest will be delayed due to moistures. And mud!
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 4:39:01 AM

No frost, as we also had too much wind. Currently 41.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 3:59:14 PM

We missed the frost this am. Too much wind!
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 6:56:44 AM

I haven't checked outside yet, but there is likely frost as it is now 34.

I have several hot pepper and sweet pepper plants that I moved into the greenhouse yesterday.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 10:17:33 PM

Frost coming. Many will welcome it.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 10:06:25 PM

Cool temps delayed crop development. This crop will be wet.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 2:43:03 AM

Great weather around here for last few days. Corn in my area is 68% G-E, and 43% is mature. That is about double what it was last year at this time.

We could see frost this weekend up hear on the mountain, but I doubt it down in the valley.
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 12:17:05 AM

Even some of the corn that wasn't replant hasn't even hit black layer yet. Just not enough gdd for the year.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 9:51:43 PM

There was hail in west central IA did the same thing.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 9:50:26 PM

Central NE crops took a hit with that big hailstorm. Replants are late or immature. Much of the replanted corn is being cut for silage. After that kind of storm, you just make something work.
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 7:54:34 AM

Overall the crop looks pretty good with 74% showing G-E.
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wrmedic
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:37:56 PM

Starting to see a few beans come out of the field but still have a lot of very green replants.
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stickyvalves
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 6:26:57 PM

Empty bean fields appearing!,
Progress in getting a good start.
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