Tag Archives: Soybeans

Our Crop Consultant Pulling Soil Samples



Setting up the grid for the field in his computer.


Unloading the ATV


Probing about 8 inches deep.


It takes 5 probes around a GPS point to make up one “sample” bag for the lab to test.


Yes, he has a GPS bubble on his ATV. He finds the points on the grid that way. He samples every 2.5 acres.


GPS readout around a point.


Heading to the next point.



He sampled 680 acres in less than 12 hours.

Alfalfa and Soybean Updates

I’ve been lax on giving you soybean updates. The road we normally use to get to the field has been closed since the beginning of July with a bridge out, so I don’t find myself going by very often. So, here is a picture of what the bean field looks like now. The leaves have been turning yellow and falling off the stems, so harvest is not far behind – probably less than two weeks.

Soybean field


The crew came in an mowed our fifth cutting of alfalfa the other day. They are merging and chopping this afternoon. My camera has a dead battery so you won’t see that for the last time this year!

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