Harvest 2014 is in the books! We are very thankful for such a great harvest season. Mother nature proved to be challenging again this year with excessive rainfall becoming a limiting factor for yields as well as several storms that passed through this summer causing crop damage. That all changed when harvest time got here as we were able to get a several week stretch of great weather allowing us to get the crop out in a timely fashion. We were able to finish on November 12th.
This year we were able to complete a corn research plot as well as several side by side comparisons of different treatments, hybrids, and varieties. We feel that it is vital to conduct our own tests to make the best decisions on how to maximize efficiency on every acre we farm. It is very important to our mission of enhancing our practices on our farm and ensuring the highest levels of productivity possible.
As we look forward to winter we have several projects ahead of us. We are currently working on performing routine maintenance on all of our trucks and harvest equipment and getting everything cleaned up and put away for the season. We are also looking at this year’s data and making buying decisions for inputs in the 2015 crop season. Other projects include performing directed zone soil sampling on our fields to ensure proper fertility programs for next year and the start of delivering our grain that we have in storage.
We are thankful that we had a safe and successful harvest season and look forward to some time this holiday season with family and friends! Landlords and farm managers please be sure to visit your farm’s page as all harvest yield data has been uploaded and be sure to check our media page to see pictures and a video from harvest 2014.