Growing crops aren’t the only ones who benefit from the much needed rain…find out how the 6B Seed and Supplies keeps unwelcome plants in the field under control.
The Good, The Bad, and The Weedy
Over the last couple of weeks we have been blessed with rain. The rain is a tremendous help to our very stressed crops but with the rain and heat a new flush of weeds is also introduced.
In our weekly crop scouting report, our agronomist identifies the specific weeds and what they need to be sprayed with.
A few years ago we made the decision to hire an agronomist for our operation. He is an expert in his field and ensures that our farm sprays our crops with the correct product when it’s needed.
In addition to using the correct product, timing of application is crucial.
Corey runs the sprayer and he is very diligent about ensuring this job is done correctly from checking wind speeds to knowing what crops are surrounding our fields.
For this second pass, the corn and soybeans need to be sprayed right before canopy, (before the plant[leaves] covers the ground).
If you spray too soon you may have to do it again, which will cause added expense and time spent that is not ideal.
Giving Back To The Community
The rain also gives us a little extra time to do other things.
Having a small business in our community allows us to be able give back, and while there are lot of opportunities to give cash donations, sometimes giving our time is just as important.
Having all the 6B kids attending the Woonsocket school and being involved in sports means this is where a lot of energy is spent.
Thanks to the variety of seed 6B sells, including grass seed, Rob and his son Sam were able to donate their time and resources to plant new grass on one of the practice fields.
Why wouldn’t we use the strength and energy of a 15-year-old young man to help out!