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Emma: Fall Harvest Grand Opening

Emma: Fall Harvest Grand Opening

Fall harvest has started for the Misener family! We are on day three of cutting and the soybeans are looking good. We do see green stalks here and there, but we’re running through the acres nicely.

My Aunt Sonja and cousin Lee have joined us to help out. Sonja is running one of our combines, and has in the past. Lee was here for a couple days before going back and will come back next week when he can get off work. We really do appreciate all their hard work, and of course we love spending time with them.

Here’s a few photos from our last three days.

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The first field of beans in 2011. Dan is setting the combine to soybeans. The combine has a particular setting that is different from wheat because the seeds are different sizes. Finding those setting can be a challenge.
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I love to see how clean the ground looks when a field of soybeans is done. Everything is looking crisp and neat.
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The way I would describe what wheat chaff looks like is sawdust. It’s very fine and feels like sawdust.

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The beans are testing around 10 percent moisture and that is where they should be. The elevators around here will take beans that test between eight and 13 percent moisture.

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We are cutting directly on the ground. A two inch, or less, stem is what is left behind. We cut soybeans so low becasue the beans actually grow all the way down at the bottom of the stem. Depending on the crop you can as many as 200 pea-sized beans in just one stem.

I’m glad to be harvesting again, especially soybeans. I think beans are my favorite crop to harvest. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and maybe the way a field is crisp and clean when completed suits me.

Be safe and God bless.

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  • Charles M. Gore
    Posted at 12:52h, 16 October

    The Soybeans and Corn, that you will soon be working, look pretty good. We went to our Arkansas house Sept. 27 to Oct. 11. Harvest of Corn in the Bootheel of MO and in North East AR was near complete. Harvest was active in Rice and Soybeans. Harvest of Cotton started getting active the week of Oct 3rd. There were a few Cotton pickers brought up from TX. A TX dealer brought one up that had worked in South TX and was unloading it on Oct. 8. It looks like a process to move a picker. The duals and the outside row units were removed for hauling. This makes the unit 4-38″ rows instead of 6-38″ rows. This is still a wide load, but no wider than a combine with the header off. The new module units need to harvest from 1500 to 2000 acres per season to make the numbers work. In North East AR and South East MO in the time frame needed to harvest that acreage can be a streach. On the 11th we got off I-55 and went through part of the Birds Point/New Madrid floodway. in the area we drove throuh the farmers were able to make Soybeans. Since we were so close to the Mississippi River we took I-57 and US-51 back to Illinois house clouse to ST Louis, MO. A few growers were planting winter Wheat.