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Wheat For Miles on Both Sides of the Road

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We traveled to Southeastern NC for a few days. Wheat, wheat, and more wheat was planted and being planted all along the way. Some early planted fields were solid green, much was just poppin' through, and much was being planted. There were still a few bean fields to harvest, and the combines were goin' wide open. Cotton stubble was being reduced to dust and those fields were being prepared for planting. I hope those guys and gals have a bumper crop!
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I've seen lots around here too. The drought this summer may not have lasted really long, but hit at the worst time for corn or early beans.
My renter planted wheat on my place for the first time in at least ten years. The day after he finished picking corn. He's test cropping for some seed
company, because there are flags set and you can tell a difference in the color of growth between each of the flags. He has tested corn and soybean
varieties on my place before for companies, now wheat. He tells me he gets more per acre off that 50 acres than anywhere he farms in the area. ;)
Just a couple of things from what I remember on the forum all these years. I remember that when you have lots of rain Dave, you often have some flooding. Perhaps over many years, has silt and topsoil has built up on your place? The high yields also indicate that land has been well cared for which is a tribute to you and previous owners.
I can't take credit for it Jim, but that part of the farm was Grandads hay fields and and a corn field for hog feed.
He complained about the price every year, but added more fertilizer than the soil sample called for "to keep it built up".
The corn got rotated into one of the three fields at the end of a five year hay stand, and the field was limed at that time.
He always told me "we have to take care of the land so it will take care of us." And yes that part of the farm is richer soil than some.
The back field I rent raises out of the creek bottom and the soil gets a lot more reddish than dark brown.
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