Summer is winding to a close, and the big agriculture farmers around the Greater Bippus Area (GBA) are starting their engines. In the last week I have noticed more and more scalped fields. A bean field here, part of a corn field there, chopped corn to fill the silo, what look like *test plots* where someone was trying out the adjustments on their corn head and combine.
With the Autumn Equinox arriving on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, the harvesting activity will really get rolling. Remember how I told you that many of the fields in the GBA were planted with corn earlier than in years past? Well, some of the guys may be harvesting corn before their beans this year, and saving the trouble of switching the corn head to the bean head, only to switch them right back.
And after last years tremendously wet corn season, we have been hearing radio ads where corn will be purchased up to 25% moisture content. So please be careful if you are driving out on the country roads. There will be a lot of Big Ag equipment that may show up in your path.
- Corn harvest beginning in parts of Iowa (gazetteonline.com)
- “Harvest Moon, Jupiter, and Autumn Equinox” and related posts (stellarinsights108.blogspot.com)