Sunday morning after an early lunch TNT and I headed to our dryland corn fields. Right after he planted the corn he sprayed this fancy expensive chemical on the fields. It was supposed to keep weeds away for 90 days and would be reactivated with a rain. Well a month in we’d received rain and the chemical didn’t reactivate and kill the weeds that had grown.
TNT had the chemical rep out on Friday showing him the fields. Not much can be done so TNT wanted to see if we can pull most of the weeds by hand so he doesn’t have the extra expense of running the spray rig over all the fields again for just a few weeds. Confused yet?
This isn’t a weee…it’s our beautiful corn. It was so dry when it was planted we thought for sure it wouldn’t even sprout, but we received a little rain and those seed didn’t waste any time growing.
We were looking for this thistle plant. We also looked for Kosha, but I didn’t take a pic of that.
And in some areas devil’s claws.
And these weeds which are cockleburrs. They are mean to pull out. They have stickers all the way down to the root.
This picture is more for Mildred’s benefit. Two years ago we were harvesting wheat on this field and my FIL comes over the radio saying, “we have a fox village.” We all about died laughing. There has been a family of foxes who live all over this field and they dig huge holes that are dangerous to our farm equipment. You can break off drills and planters on the holes.