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Farming Thread:

Discussion in 'Tractors & Farming' started by Philbilly2, May 10, 2008.

  1. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 Just a speck on the wall

    What is everybody doing right now in the fields.

    Over on the DP this thread was known as (we started shellin corn)

    We have about half of our corn in the ground, spraying is started, just been dodging rain drops here in Illinois
     
  2. Farmdog

    Farmdog the 'Traveling Can' started here

    I've had one and a half days of planting. 220 acres of corn in the ground, 400 to go. I have about 600 acres of bean to plant after that. Nothing is drying, just no sunshine or heat. We have more rain on the way for today and tonight.
     
  3. bighawg

    bighawg Proud Rider of the Short Bus

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    Carnesville, Georgia
    Where we are in North Georgia there's not much row cropping, the poultry business is huge here. Over a thousand poultry house's in this county alone. With all of that chicken litter to use on pastures we all have cows, so hay is the big event here and we all are cutting and baling.
     
  4. 01duramax6spd

    01duramax6spd Recruit

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    We're done planting. Planted 100acres of oats for hay but that's about all the farming we had to do this spring. Come late June we'll be haying.
     
  5. TwoTone

    TwoTone Im here for the Cake!

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    We are almost done planting everything. Hopefully I pick up the farm Im trying for so we have more corn to plant
     
  6. deeretracks

    deeretracks You Cant Fix Stupid !!!!!

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    Cedarville Ar
    I miss farming I would give anything to be doing it again...
     
  7. SaguaroKid

    SaguaroKid A(ACLU) Mojo Man

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    Eyeowa
    I got my three tomato plants and two pepper plants in. :biggrin5:
     
  8. aggar

    aggar Don't tear it up!

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    We've got 3500 of corn in and done and 2000 beans in and 200 acres of beans left. I'm trying to bust my but to get caught up on spraying. This rain has set me back a little and the weeds keep growing!
     
  9. FF_Opie

    FF_Opie Fire Putr Outr

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    May 9, 2008
    Iowa
    Just got done with corn and started beans on Monday...... It has been a really wet week though so the past few days have been great for "Safety Meetings"
     
  10. busdriver75

    busdriver75 Busier than hell...

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    we've yet to get seed #1 in the ground this year. and after tomorrows rain it looks like we'll be out another week. i think we're going to spray on wednesday before the next rain weather we cut tracks or not, the weeds are getting too big.
     
  11. Kessler Farms

    Kessler Farms Poor Farmer

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    Thurlow, KY
    I'm waiting for a few dry days to get my ryegrass rolled so the Sudan/sorghum can be drilled. Sowed some Teff grass today. Just finished up Spring calving season, about to move the bulls back in with the Spring herd. Hay cutting is coming just as soon as the weather allows.
     
  12. Horsehaulin

    Horsehaulin Recovery Expert

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    Fort Wayne, IN
    Got my 4 acres in the ground, getting the 4440 ready to plant my neighbors 300 acres next to me. Hope to have it in by the end of next week. (I share crop, and mine hit the ground first for test ground)

    Tony
     
  13. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 Just a speck on the wall

    Well, I finished the last up in one field and Rob from Seed Llink LLC came out today and we planted our 2008 test plot. Smaller this year than last. Only 20 different seeds. 10 less than last year. Went real smooth. Very gald to get it over with before the rain that were suppose to get tonnight and tommorow.
     
  14. busdriver75

    busdriver75 Busier than hell...

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    corn test plot or beans??
     
  15. WeedNemesis

    WeedNemesis A Weed's Worst Nightmare

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    Columbia, MO
    We've gotten ~700 acres of corn done, just need to do the other 600. Once that's done I imagine we'll turn around and start on beans. All this rain is rather frustrating.
     
  16. SfcJones

    SfcJones A(ACLU) SGT. SLAUGHTER

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    South Ga.
    I need some, just planted my cotton, costing me about 6 bucks in fuel per acre this year, don't think I want to replant is it dries up.
     
  17. aggar

    aggar Don't tear it up!

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    Yeah the rain is frustrating. I'm getting farther and farther behind on spraying now. I switched over to beans the other day even thought I wasn't doen with corn. I caught up to dad on the planter when i was spraying corn and had to wait to finish out here. Now I'm loaded with Scepter and Roundup for beans and only got one load off before the wind picked up and started raining. I'm about 3/4 done with corn and just getting started on beans. I can cover a good bit if I have a good day. I don't have anyone tending me. I could cover more if I had a tender. I could prolly spray a 1000 acres a day if I had a tender truck driver.

    I got a feeling it's gonna be from dark to dark spraying when we get back in.
     
  18. WeedNemesis

    WeedNemesis A Weed's Worst Nightmare

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    Columbia, MO
    I know what you mean about havin' a tender. Spraying @ 5-6 Gal/Ac I could usually do 5-600 acres per day running back to the shop to load. When I can get a reliable tender I can usually hit close to 1,000 acres per day if the fields aren't too spaced out.
     
  19. busdriver75

    busdriver75 Busier than hell...

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    hell i'll come be your tender driver. it'll never dry out here enough for us to get anything done...
     
  20. Farmdog

    Farmdog the 'Traveling Can' started here

    not sure where you are, but you're nor alone
     

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