we are slowly planting beans, have about 1300 acres of beans in so far, we have about 400acres left on them, then we get into the double crop, a further 1000acres of double crop beans will be planted.
all the corn is in, i don't know the acres,
and that is the northern farms
on our southern farms, we have all the corn in, and have about 2000 acres of wheat and 1000 acres of canola to harvest, then all that area will go into beans
we farm something like 16000 acres
we will be planting beans up to july 4th
you are right though, we have been battling the weather, but that is why our tractors and harvesters have 4wd! ;D
wheat harvest is not far off, so is the canola,
we have 3 bean planters running at the mo, 30ft greatplains solid stand, 30ft JD750, 36ft JD1850, (we have 40ft kinze planter and 30ft JD1560's and 40ft great plains down on the southern farms waiting for action too)
discing with a mx270 and 34ft disc, jd9400 and 47ft disc, quadtrac and 48ft field cultivator, and CIH9170 and 42ft field cultivator...........
we have all kinds of toys flying round at the mo!
i am planting with the JD750's and the JD4960 2wd, they have cracked bins, on 15in rows, markers are broke, i have a chassis repair to make in the morning..........but the beans are going in the ground.........i have been tinkering with light bars for guidance with planting, but the acuracy is not good with the long fields
the ole 750's are showing there worth in the no-till, one of our farms has crusted so bad that the planter planting on 7.5in rows is cultivating the soil, breaking big lumps of crust and exposing the seed......we found the only way to fix this is slow down, that planter is running at 2.5mph!.......its a unusual situation, but we battle on!
i think the guys up your way are worse of than use aren't they??
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