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Doug Uphoff

Doug Uphoff farms between Shelbyville and Findlay, raising corn and soybeans.

10/19/2018

We have finished harvest and are closing in on the end of fall chiseling of corn stalks. Fertilizer and lime are being or have been applied. Quite a few are waiting on elevators to make room so they can finish harvest. I sowed wheat last week on some timber soils. It’s been a while since I have done that and had never no-tilled or used auto steer. Used to do it with a 10’ drill and a Farmall M. Thanks Terry Furr for the use of your drill. They are piling corn inside Decatur processor Tate and Lyle; I have never seen that before. I also have seen and heard a lot of temporary storage bags are being used. Weather here has been very cooperative, but by Neoga they are still fighting mud. Have a safe week and Happy Birthday to my wife, Beulah.

10/12/2018

No report

10/5/2018

We finished picking corn Oct. 4. Yields were down from last year on our flat, black soils but up on timber soils that drained better. Deer damage on timber ground gets worse every year. We still have a way to go on beans. Yields are probably going to be better than last year. Fall fertilization has kicked in gear as well as tillage work. Calling for rain often for the next five days, so it may take a while to get the rest of the beans. Have a safe week, and thanks be to God for the bountiful harvest.

9/28/2018

Harvest is moving right along. Elevators have reduced hours on corn so they can catch up on storage issues and get the corn moved to the processor. We are probably 80 percent done with corn. Into the beans now, and we are more than half done with them. Have a safe week, and enjoy the bountiful harvest!