Yesterday we spent most of our class time working on identification of problem areas from our last test. The test on Monday will have many of the concepts we missed on it as well as the information over a controlled experiment. I will post some of the notes we should have taken yesterday on the spot below titled Test Review. We also spent some class time understanding the process of shocking corn and milo plants.
In the days of farming ,before we had the high tech combines we now have, one would see shocks of corn and milo standing in a field. Corn and Milo had to be chopped down by the base of the stalk. They then had to stand while the corn and milo dried out. The production of the shock would be do put the stalks in bundles and then stack the bundles in a t-pee type of stand in the field. Later, after the grains had dried sufficiently to be stored, a special type of combine would be pulled to each pile to allow only the heads or ears to be removed and grains released. Then the bundles of stalks could be cut up into silage material to be fed to animals instead of letting it go to waste.
In talking with Glenn Fell our regional director of the Kansas Native Plant Society, we discussed the possibility of posting some of his work on this blog for you to see. I am posting two facebook sites below, the first one is the regional page for the Kansas Native Plant Society where Mr. Fell takes many pictures of his outings and displays them on this page. The second is a site for the farm program he works with which sends food to Africa.
Regional Kansas Native Plant Society Page
Jubilee Farms Facebook Page