Saturday, November 9, 2013

Research Update (November 9, 2013)

Diligence Technologies, Inc., West Tennessee

Frequent, small showers have made harvest season operate in spurts.  However, we have made a little progress between the rains.  Our latest corn trials are finally out and with a bit more paperwork, we can put those to rest.  We also have the cotton trials out of the field, but we are really just getting started good on the ginning.  Cotton yields have been quite variable ranging from one bale cotton on some very late planted trials up to almost 3 bales in some of the more highly managed trials.  For the most part, we were just happy to get the bolls open and the leaves off before we were hit with a hard frost.

Soybean harvest is underway at present.  We made some good progress this past week, but we are still a bit short of half way on the beans.  Yields appear to be above average based on the raw weights, but we need to do the serious math to know where we really stand.

We have established a few winter wheat trials and are in the process of putting them to bed for the winter.  Fertilizer is out and with a few more maintenance sprays, they should be good till February.  We also have some extra wheat planted for those trials that normally show up in the spring.  Let me know anyone needs me save them a spot.

Good to have our friends from Nichino and Winfield Solutions in recently to look over some late trials.  Hope they enjoyed the visit.

As we try to bring another research season to a close, we just want to say thanks to those that have entrusted us with their research projects over the past season.  We have been truly blessed.  For those waiting on final yield numbers, they should be to you pretty soon.

Proverbs 27:23-24
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds; for riches are not forever.