Carroll County

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owns the Lucky Clover Dairy Farm near Savanna and is one of our original Cropwatchers. He and his son, Ronald, milk 90 Holstein cows and raise their own replacement animals. They also grow cor…

Light rain Monday stopped most harvest for the day. Soybeans are nearly complete, only a few late fields that are too tough to cut. Cornfields are looking bare and tillage is following. We had a field that tested 15.5%, and since our storage is full, we took it straight to town.

¬†Killing frost of 28 degrees on Oct. 5 hurt only a few late soybean fields. Warm, drier days are dropping corn moisture daily. Soybeans are disappearing fast. We harvested a cornfield that on Aug. 1 I estimated at 247 bushels per acre. Actual yield was 251 bpa. We were happy! Stalks are bein…

Rain for the week totaled .4 of an inch for a September total of 6.75 inches. Last Sunday's showers delayed harvest briefly. We had a combine to repair during that time. Wind damaged fields are slow going but we are getting most of the corn without a reel. Moisture ranges from 19% to 25% and…