Driving County Roads

An on line journal sharing my views. The content reflects my background as a rural person employed in agriculture and as a retired elected official of local government.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Harvest from Hell

The fall from hell is how some folks have described this past harvest season. Lots of corn is still in the fields in the western and north central part of the state. Also the southeast has had problems. Some farmers are using a new term, "weatherizing the corn fields." It is meant to describe a procedure where corn will be left on certain sides of the fields and hope it becomes a snow catch which will leave the center part of the field free to harvest once the ground freezes.
Unfortunately, some others are going to have to prepare the fields to be burned off as the corn has become moldy and the stalks too. The mold in the stalks reduces its stand ability. Yes, it has been a "harvest from hell". end

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