We planted the first corn on April 12 but was rained out until yesterday April 22. The first corn already has a 1 inch sprout. Hoping for a good run before the next rain.
We are in the planning stage for the 2017 crop. With spring right around the corner there are many decisions to be made so 2017 is a very successful year. We are also staying busy hauling corn to the ethanol plant.
We have sprayed all of the fields with herbicides. We will continue to watch the fields develop and start planning the fungicide application with the airplanes. The crops are growing fast at this time of the year as corn is already waist high.
We have started planting today. The soil temperatures have moved above 50° yesterday and we have excellent weather.
All of us at Schipper Family Farms spent the winter hauling grain to the processors and we are happy to see spring arrive. All of the equipment has been gone through and we are ready to hit the fields.
We have been busy wrapping up another year and have started to do a lot of planning for 2016.
The fall insurance price has been calculated. For corn it is $3.83 and for soybeans it is $8.91.
We are having our corn sprayed with fungicide by a plane this week.