The rain has been spotty. There is fantastic looking corn around here. Most of the time the reclaimed ground where they stripped coal years ago has shallow topsoil, with a lot of stone in it and there is some coal in there to mess with your mind so you can’t get the nitrogen right. It is 120-bushel corn ground. I was in a field of reclaimed ground that has had rain virtually every week with a population of 34,000 to 36,000. It looks like a picket fence. It is completely pollinated to the ends of the ears. We were coming up with 217 bushels for the yield in that field. It is phenomenal. If you go down the road 5 miles in some of the best ground around here, that corn will be lucky if it breaks 120 bushels.
The temperatures have made a difference too on the backsides of the hills.… Continue readingRead More »