I leave you with the following comments and reflections in this, my final blog.
Our crop at the Agronology 10 Research Center was planted later than normal and experienced some rather significant weather events.
At growth stage V5 to V6, a straight line wind flattened the entire corn crop. Then, at V10 to V12 the crop experienced a green snap event. This green snap damage resulted in 1000 to 8000 plants per acre being eliminated.
Finally, the rainfall pattern in July and August was very stressful for the crop. We would get .5 to 1.0 inch of rain and then go 3 weeks without any additional rainfall. In late August, we received about 3.5 inches of rain in 3 days. This late rain greatly and positively affected our soybean crop, but was too late for our corn crop.
The highlight of 2014 was our family trip to Disney with 10 family members. Those two 7-year-old grandsons certainly enjoyed all the magic, color, and sound that are abundant at Disney.
My 70th birthday and Retirement Party after Thanksgiving was something for me to remember.
Again, thanks for the good times and fond memories!