my daily life on a cattle farm, my love of agriculture, and stories behind my photos

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday on the Farm

foggy morning over soybeans
As the sun rose, a dense fog hovered over the fields. It was a beautiful way to start the day!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday on the Farm

kernels are beginning to dent

Looking at corn fields today, I opened a few ears of corn. Corn plants are in the R4 stage. Kernels are in a series of development stages. The kernels of corn in the dough stage and beginning to dent. We need rain to ensure a good test weight.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday on the Farm


soybean pods

Soybean plants are in the R5 reproductive stage. The plants have set pods and soybeans are filling within the pods.

The fields of soybeans look great, but they are in much need of rain. Rainfall in August will ensure a good soybean yield.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday on the Farm

corn silks

The sun begins to sit on a corn field. Corn has pollinated and silks are browning. The weather was perfect during corn pollination. The kernels are now beginning to fill.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday on the Farm

soybean bloom

Soybeans are blooming in the fields. Fields are in the R3 stage. The soybean plants are blooming and starting to form pods.