We finally received some substantial rainfall. From Aug. 21 to Aug. 27, we received 2.5 inches of rain at my house. Over all our fields, we had 2.5 to 2.9 inches. That rain will hopefully fill out the pods on our beans. I believe our beans have very good yield potential now. Our corn still looks good, but took a hit last week with the storm that came through Tuesday. We had some wind lay down some corn in some areas of fields. Thankfully, it wasn’t whole fields though.
While I enjoy these cooler temps, we could use some hot dry days to dry the corn down, so we aren’t picking high-moisture corn come October. We’ve been working on equipment getting ready to chop silage and for harvest. Thankfully, we haven’t found anything major to repair. For the most part, just tightening belts and chains and servicing engines. On a normal year, we would be getting ready to chop next week, but it’s looking like it won’t be until closer to the middle or end of September.
Hope everyone has a safe and fun Labor Day weekend!