We are in good shape. I think our crop is probably made here. I think we will have a big corn crop here. We had 2.5 inches of rain early this week. That may even be on the lighter end of what fell in the area. Some places northwest in the county we heard had 4 inches. It was a nice rain that came easy all day long.
We have corn moving right along. We are hoping that maybe in the second or third week of September we can start shelling corn. Up here on our operation we are going to have quite a bit of corn shelled before the soybeans. I think with the cooler weather we have had, the soybeans will hang on a little longer, maybe until the last week of September. I think the heat that is coming will really push the corn, especially the early hybrids that were planted early.
The beans are looking good too. Any time you get rain in August you are going to get a decent bean crop. I think they will be 60+ bushels. I am concerned about a wet fall. We haven’t had one of them in a while and trying to get a big crop out of the field in a wet fall I don’t think sounds like too much fun.
I have noticed some weeds poking through here and there and we are going to be making some changes with our herbicide program next year. As to what those are, I don’t know yet, but we are going to have a sit-down to talk about some changes. The fields are fairly clean, but we do have some weeds breaking through that we don’t want to see.
I have already seen husks opening up on the ears. We have had a lot of rain already and we are supposed to get more tomorrow. I am worried about that moisture getting down into the ears and hurting grain quality. That is a concern.
I have been very pleased with the control we have of the diseases from the fungicide application with our ground rig. I feel like our coverage down through the canopy was really good and we have healthy plants.