2016 Corn Planting

2016 Corn Planting

Silver Reef is no stranger to corn. On our land, we plant both grain corn and corn silage. Although they sound similar, when it comes to harvesting their processes are quite different.  Grain corn must grow until the seed has reached dent stage; basically, it has...
2016 Manure Plan

2016 Manure Plan

Manure is crucial in farming. Without it, the soil simply does not have enough nutrients to grow a successful crop. Usually, to determine how much manure is needed on a given piece of land, core samples are taken from each individual field after the previous crop has...
Compaction

Compaction

Spring showers bring May flowers… and planting season.  Unfortunately, 2015 brought a bit more spring rains that we originally expected.  The Northern Colorado region experienced about 7 inches of rain during the month of May, our ideal planting time. ...