Post by farmertrappe on Jul 26, 2016 21:34:38 GMT -5
Planted a strip of soybeans down the field edge this year where I have had clover before. Sprayed, disked, sprayed, tilled and planted and it started out good. Sprayed the weeds a little late but got the job done with some more spot spraying needed. Then the heat hit and they started to burn up, dang sandy soil. So some redneck technology and I now have irrigated round up ready beans.
I had the tank and battery, ordered the pump and float switch from a marine supplier at a nice discount. I have the float switch in the tank so the pump will switch off before the tank is dry. I can put down 300 gallons in a 30X30 area. I'm just trying to keep them from burning up during this smoking hot period. I look forwood to eating these beans after a deer processes them into venison for me.
Post by farmertrappe on Aug 8, 2016 8:18:23 GMT -5
My rain maker has been working great, ever since I put together the water system it has rained like 6 inches. Good for the beans and a disaster for my strawberry patch. I spot sprayed the beans yesterday, so they should be in good shape till the bugs hit them hard.
Post by farmertrappe on Oct 20, 2016 20:28:48 GMT -5
Although my beans burned up late in the summer I have plenty of beans and tracks in the patch. Only disappointment is my neighbors field next to my patch is so weed choked for the second year it was not harvested with the rest of the farm. The farmer will come back and get it later, but I want it gone now. But my beans will survive longer with the field still unpicked.