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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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Looks really good Wm.

Was looking at your earlier posts on this and still think it's odd to see a plot or field that's not full of rocks and stones.

This will be my second season of not plowing, discing and seeding my plots. The rye I put in 2 years ago after a burn off did well last fall after I bush hogged it off and disced the seed back in.

I will do that again in a few weeks so there's fresh growth this fall. Next spring I will start over - plow and disc then seed with a commercial 'big rack' mix of some sort.

Also, I used to bush hog other grassy areas once a year - mostly for brush control.

This year I mowed in late June and will do it again the end of August to promote extended plant growth into the fall.

Next year If I get this tractor I'm rehabbing finished I'll have 3 tractors to use. One on the bush hog, one on the plow and one on the disc. Maybe I will have to find another one to pull the cultipacker. A guy doesn't want to spend too much time changing implements. 😁

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Would sure be nice to have another tractor and one with air in a cab would be a dream.  

Will get a trail cam on the beans in the bottom soon.

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