The Farmer's Life

THE FARMER'S LIFE

Tuesday's Blog Highlight: The Farmer's Life

Brian Scott Brian Scott shares his story about life as an Indiana crop farmer. Utilizing key aspects of modern farming practices, like precision GPS technology and biotech seeds, Brian uses his blog as a way to reach others and answer consumers questions. All across the midwest, farmers are cooping with drastic weather patterns as heavy rain saturates fertil farm ground, holding back farmers from starting spring planting. In his blog post for this week, Brian writes about how improvements they previously made to their fields irrigation systems last year, are now paying off. Be sure to follow Brian to learn more about his families farming practices throughout the year: @thefarmerslife on Twitter & The Farmer's Life on Facebook.

Farm Week in Pictures 4/20/2013

It was a wet week for this Farm Week in Pictures!  We had rain almost every day ending with a big storm Thursday that dropped water on saturated soils.  We have no crops in the ground yet so no damage done there.  We will however be waiting until everything dries out before we can start to think about sowing seed this year.  As of now it hasn’t rained significantly in the last 24 hours which means a lot of standing water has already drained off or at least has found its way to all the low spots by now.  A few days of no rain will make a huge difference.  Let’s recap the week! Taking Root Winter Cereal Rye Before the weather turned wet I walked around our cereal rye cover crop to do a little digging. The roots are providing some nice soil structure in the top few inches of soil. I’d like to get our backhoe out here to dig a pit in order to find out how deep the roots penetrated. This rye will scavenge nutrients from the soil, suppress weeds, prevent erosion, and improve our soil.  The roots will leave behind channels providing easy movement for crop roots, earthworms, and water.  We planted about 200 acres of cover crops last fall, and we have plans to do 400 this fall. Continue Reading More on The Farmer's Life Blog: Click Here.

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