Scott Metzger

Scott Metzger, Nov. 27

We finished everything up last Friday night. We got the double-crop beans done to get harvest wrapped up. That is always a good feeling but you’d always like another 500 acres of corn. I think the double-crop beans were around 42 or 43 bushels per acre for an average.  I think the highest we had [...]

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Scott Metzger, Nov. 6

As far as the wind, we didn’t have anything like they had further west. I think the wind got up to 28 or 30 miles per hour and the rain stayed north of us for awhile. The final round came through early this morning and we had 4 to 6 inches of rain. The kids’ [...]

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Scott Metzger, Oct. 23

We are done harvesting our first crop beans and onto shelling corn now. We got all the wheat sown and are working on getting cover crops sown. Our Plenish beans made 58 and all of our XtendiMax beans made 57 and they were all right there together. I thought they’d be a little higher but [...]

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Scott Metzger, Oct. 9

We are probably down to 250 or 300 acres of first crop beans left. We have been rolling along pretty well. I am little disappointed in bean yields. I thought we’d be in the mid-60s but it looks like 56 or 58 will catch our average. With how the beans looked and the weather we [...]

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Scott Metzger, Sept. 25

The heat is drying stuff down. I’m not a fan of working in it but it is helping out the crop. We started shelling corn on Saturday and we’re just getting a good start on it. The moisture is running 19.5% to around 22% or 23% and it is pretty variable. This was the first [...]

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Scott Metzger, Sept. 11

Most everybody is about 10 or 12 days away from doing any harvesting down here. The cool weather has really slowed things down in terms of turning and drying down. We’ve gotten about two inches of rain so far this month. We had nine-tenths two different times and it wouldn’t hurt to get another shower. [...]

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Scott Metzger, Aug. 28

We are pretty dry. After having 10.6 inches of rain in July and almost perfect conditions, we’ve turned off dry in August. You see a lot of crops on the clay knobs and drier ground getting stressed and starting to turn. We have had a couple of inches in August right her at the shop, [...]

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Scott Metzger, Aug. 14

We could use some rain. The northern part of the county got a pretty good soaking but you can see some beans getting dry down here on some of the gravel ground. You can see it in the double-crop beans here too. We’ve had three or four tenths so far this month. They are calling [...]

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Scott Metzger, July 24

We’ve actually missed some of these rains. This last week we had about eight tenths but to the south we really didn’t get hardly anything. The northern part of the county got around 2 inches. We are almost at 8 inches of rain for the month of July so far and the ground is still [...]

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Scott Metzger, July 10

We finished up with wheat on July 3 and got all of the double-crops planted by July 4. We got three inches of rain that weekend but we were able to get done. We averaged in the upper 90s on the whole wheat crop. I was pleased with the yield. We had some frost damage [...]

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