Old and new: Jim standing by his 1919 Model T Ford.
June 10: Corn is knee high. It has been in the ground for 1 month.
June 8: Corn is about 12" tall.
June 8: Sidedressing nitrogen - an important nutrient for the crop.
June 6: Spraying for weeds
June 4: Nest of baby robins on the Corn Cam camera post
June 4: Corn is about 8" tall.
June 3: First pictures from the Corn Cam camera. Corn is about 6" tall.
May 9: Planting Corn
May 9: Planting the corn test plot.
Late April: Application of dry fertilizer with a Strip-til bar. This tool also creates a seed bed for planting. A GPS guidance system keeps the rows straight.
Late April: Spraying to kill Rye ahead of planting
Mid -April: Close up of Rye cover crop
Mid- April: Cover crop Cereal Rye starting to green up. This was seeded last fall after the soybean crop was harvested. This a relatively new practice to aid in soil conservation and improve water quality.