The corn (Organic Viking Seed variety O.58-85P from Albert Lea Seed) was planted 33,000 seeds/acre, 2.5 inches deep, on 6/1/22.
I have a Deere 9560sts combine with a 693 head that has the Calmer stalk rolls in it. The yield looks ok; I won't know total yield/acre until I get the statements from the buyer.
There are a few foxtail, pigweed, and velvetleaf in the endrows, but overall, the weeds look under control.
I was only able to get two semi trucks a day here. Each truck will hold about 1100 bushels (weighing 61,000 lbs/28,000 kg), that comes off of a little less than 8 acres (approximately 3.25 hectares) of corn, so it took a while to get the 90 odd acres harvested. I pay to have the corn delivered to the buyer, Cashton Farm Supply in Cashton, WI, about 175 miles away. They are the best buyer of organic corn (price; distance; ability to take wet corn, i.e. above 15% moisture) that I've found.
The combine engine de-rating fault codes didn't
happen again, so we were able to get the corn all combined without too
much trouble from the combine. The Case 7140 tractor that we were using
to pull the grain cart quit on us though. Fortunately we were able to
rent a big enough tractor from a neighbor that we could use to pull the
grain cart. The Case is still out in the field and will have to be
hauled into the dealership to get fixed. I was thinking about selling
that tractor (and replacing it with something like a Deere 8410) prior to this event and those plans are moving ahead.
Next spring we'll work on making that equipment crossing field entrance ramp less steep. A couple loads of gravel should do the trick. Once that's done the semi's can get directly into, and more importantly, out of the field without worrying too much about getting stuck.This is the last of the major work this season. After we were done I blew everything out with the leaf blower (residual grain in the equipment attracts rodents who chew on wires) and then drove the combine and grain cart home, just ahead of the first major snow storm of the year. I was able to get everything put away in the sheds and the doors shut just in time.