Update crop production activity records by field, including
harvest date, pesticides used, nutrient inputs including manure,
Check fall harvest equipment, sharpen chopper knives, check
shear clearances, check protective shields on all harvest machinery
Prepare bunkers, silos for incoming silage.
Clean, disinfect and prepare grain bins and dryers.
Mow weeds around barn, grain storage bins, farm buildings,
pastures, control weeds, brambles.
Alfalfa & Hay:
Monitor fields for weeds and diseases: record information
on type and location for future cropping decisions.
Record hay yields by field and quality by storage facility;
take samples for forage analysis
Observe corn for weeds, stalk rots / lodging, and nutrient
and moisture deficiencies
Harvest corn silage at 65 to 70% moisture and high moisture
shelled at 25 to 30% grain, and high moisture ground-ear at
30 to 35% moisture.
Record corn silage yields by field and quality by storage
facility, take samples for forage analysis
Take Soil Samples for fertility analysis
Take Fall Weed Survey following harvest.
Monitor for pod, stem and foliar diseases.
Plant Winter Wheat (after fly-free date)
Conduct a fall weed survey
House and stable> fly populations may increase in barns
and confinement areas in the next few weeks. This occurs as
these flies look for warmer habitats when cooler temperatures
begin to occur.