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I was doing cover crop checks this afternoon to asure compliance with cost share regulations….
Most of the producers has already sparyed to kill the cover crops and planted corn. Some corn was up and seemed to have survived yesterdays frost.
Two farms put on a brilliant display shown in the photos below.
Jim Clay has the only stand of Blooming tillage radishes that I know of. I know that mine winter killed as well as the oats. Jim does not have any oats apparent but he has loads of radishes that are blooming like crazy. In this first photo I tracked the flowers down to the radish root to be sure that is what was blooming….
This was just a shot of the small grain and grasses at the Isbells Keenbell Farm.
Jim planted both the 4 way mix and the nine way mix….in the nine way mix the rape has overtopped everything else just as it has at my house..
The blooming heads of the rape are nearly four feet tall..
here is a closer shot of the Clay Radish and crimson clover and triticale….
KeenBell are intensive grazers and move the cattle daily. In the strip you can see yesterdays grazing , todayd s grazing and the future days grazing….CJ said it is 18 inches tall.
intersection of the 4 way mix and the nine way mix at Jim Clays…
Five acres of the nine way mix.
At Keenbell the Crimson Clover and the Triticale seem to have dominated the stand. not sure why as this is the only place I saw this happen.
fifty acres of the 4 way mix