Thursday, March 29, 2012

Gettin' busy

With a much milder than normal March now nearly behind us, our long "busy" season is beginning. We actually had three tractors operating yesterday afternoon, the first time that's happened in quite a while. I was busy applying nitrogen fertilizer and pre-emergent weed control to a vacant bermudagrass pasture while one of our farmhands bush-hogged a newly-leased field. Meanwhile, another one of our farmhands was mowing our first ryegrass of the season, which we'll bale and plastic-wrap this afternoon.

Within the next couple of weeks we expect to plant our silage corn and begin our full-fledged ryegrass harvest. The weather of course will dictate when (and in what order) we start, and it will take us 2-3 weeks to complete those tasks assuming the usual amount of weather delays and equipment problems. We'll likely be looking at cutting bermudagrass hay in the first half of May and planting forage sorghum in the later part of that month.


roger wiget said...

Yes its sounds like you are getting real busy when i was farming i couldnt wait till spring just smelling the green of every thing nothing like it.So work hard be safe and take care.Roger Wiget in Ohio.

Jill A. Tobin said...

Oh NO! Plastic wrap? :( Why not use something natural?

Will Gilmer said...

What would the natural alternative be, is it durable, and is it cost effective?