While white corn planting may have started late this year, we were able to get a lot done once we did get some better weather. We have finished all of our white corn and also finished our field corn. Now we will move on to planting popcorn and drilling soybeans. The way the forecast sounds, I think spring might finally be arriving with much warmer temps! However, I hope that mother nature won't shut off all of the moisture we have received in the month of April. The moisture we have received has been great for our soils and is helping recharge the moisture in our subsoil which almost was completely depleted last summer due to the drought!
Below are pictures of white corn planting!
|This is something that a person really doesn't want to see in the middle of April. While we are thankful for the moisture, we would much rather have rain!|
|Pioneer is the only seed company that has white corn hybrids. So here is a bag full of seed waiting to be planted!|
|A box full of seed that will soon be put in the ground! Hopefully each seed will produce a good ear of white corn that will end up yielding well!|
|The tractor and planter. The front tank on the tractor is where we put our liquid starter, which is a fertilizer. This helps get the seed to emerge quicker.|
|A view from the cab! It is nice having GPS which makes for nice straight rows of white corn.|
|The white corn seed is placed roughly two inches deep into the soil.|
Be sure to check back on June 4th for the next "From a Kernel to a Chip" update!