Friday, August 24, 2012

Farm Friday

This week on the farm we have continued getting things ready for harvest.  The crops continue to advance in development.  

In my "backyard" the corn has really dried up a lot in the last week.


The ears of corn have continued to show dents on each kernel of the cob and...


Have begun to show a black layer in the kernel.  If you look at the bottom of the kernel, you'll see a black line.  When kernels show a black layer, that means they have reached R6 or Physiological Maturity.  I used a knife to cut cleanly through these kernels, but if you ever see a farmer bite down on a kernel, they are checking the maturity of the kernel - they're looking for the black layer and checking the moisture in the corn.


As for my hog's "backyard" the soybeans don't look too much different from last week.


They continue to be at R6 - Full Seed, which means the soybean plant has pods completely filled by seed through the top four nodes.


We are thinking we will probably start harvesting corn after the first of September, which will be a couple weeks earlier than normal.  Do you have any questions about harvest time on the farm?

4 comments:

  1. We actually got done harvesting on Saturday! All 3,600 acres of wheat in the bins! I had a bunch of grasshoppers in my corn this year, so I'm not sure what it's going to look like. I have the ears growing, but I've opened a couple up and they still have a ways to go. Not sure if they'll make it to maturity before the first frost comes. If not, I guess I'll have feed for the horses and cows!

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  2. Wow! I can't believe you're done with wheat harvest already. When do you normally finish? Good luck with the corn!

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