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Jenna: Cutting a sample

Taylor in wheat
This is the first field we will cut in Jordan, Mont.; it’s just a couple of miles outside of town.

Montana cutting
Yesterday afternoon, we cut a sample of wheat to test the moisture and see if it was dry enough to cut.

Moisture test
We use a hand-held moisture tester to see where we stand.

Moisture Test
Unfortunately the moisture was still a little too high, so we couldn’t cut. However, we were able to begin working this afternoon (Monday). So harvest in Jordan is now underway!

Jenna Zeorian can be reached at All Aboard 2009 Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.

  • Jerry
    Posted at 13:20h, 27 August

    You know holding the wheat in your hand like that will screw up your moisture reading don’t you? The what will draw moisture from your hand, enough to screw up the reading. Never touch the wheat you’re testing.