Tuesday, April 18, 2006
DeKalb seed corn is delivered on a flat bed trailer at the edge of a field, in preparation for planting. The tractor is harrowing the field and the second tractor with the planting machinery will arrive soon.
All eyes are on the skies and everyone is nervous that there might be a repeat of last years drought. I've never in my life seen corn so stressed. The normally soft, arching leaves were pointing like daggers at the sky, pleading for moisture. Many of the fields were sacrified and turned into silage, so as not to lose everything.