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2019 summer plots

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Once again better late than never. Weather seems each year to not cooperate with getting beans in early, was shooting for mid June, ended up wrapping up Saturday.  Same spots as last year, expanded the bigger plot a bit.  Did spray a burndown mix of gly and 2 4 d about 2 weeks prior to tilling this time and all the vegetation was pretty well toast.  Broadcast about 130 lbs of the glyphosate resistant beans over the bigger plot and about 60 lbs over the smaller, then pulled a drag over with my little kubota.  

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Plot in the bottom.

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We got rain earlier in the week, checked yesterday and had beans popping up already, just 4 days after planting.  Will post some updated pics with green in them in the coming weeks.  

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Took these yesterday.  One week after getting the seed broadcast and just a few days after they got moisture, super fast germination.  Had a heavy soaker again last night, these should do really well if we can get a few more showers through July and August.  Plan to try to hand sew in some sorghum later on in the summer at the edge closest to our stand.  Beyond the oak tree in this first pic is about an acre of clover.

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Despite having a late frost, the pear trees on the left side in this plot have a few pears on them this year. 

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Plot in the bottom, will put up the 2 person ladder in the same big oak just back up behind where I snapped this pic from again this fall.  Our 13 year old Allison really enjoyed sitting that stand last fall, despite having better luck from the stand looking over the other plot.  

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