2012 Corn Planting in Roosevelt Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa


The explanations and photos in this post about tillage and corn planting aren’t all that advanced, but they got me thinking and learning.

On April 25, 26 and 27, 2012, I was in northwest Iowa to experience tillage and corn planting in Sections 13 and 24 of Roosevelt Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa. My dad was born in Section 24; I was raised in Section 13.

I had a blast spending part of the time with Roger Allen as he tilled, and part of the time with Dan Allen as he planted. They add color commentary to remedial (due to my having so much to learn) explanations about farming. My resident consultant does the same.

The photos aren’t crystal clear. But…most of them were taken through a tractor cab window and during a bumpy (but still, pretty smooth for a tractor) ride.

To see the photos in slideshow view, click on the first thumbnail image. The captions are somewhat sequential. Depending upon the size of your device/monitor, in slideshow view the captions might get truncated. If so, return to the thumbnail view to read the captions in their entirety.


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Information about row cleaners is here and here.

(Click here to go to Louise Gunderson Shimon’s blog’s home page.)


2 Responses to “2012 Corn Planting in Roosevelt Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa”

  1. Marti Gunderson Carlson Says:

    Great shots and data, Louise. I can imagine the time spent with Dan and Rog is very special.

  2. Peg Says:

    I can’t wait to read this! Thanks for being my “eyes” there for me–in a place I love but can’t get to just now. ❤ It's a definite forward to J, J, and J.

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