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Jada: Wrapping up harvest in Goodland, Kan.

Hoffman Harvesting wrapped up cutting in Gooland, KS last night right before a thunderstorm struck. Once we got started harvesting, the whole harvest here has thankfully been a hit and miss with the storms that kept brewing almost daily. The wheat was good averaging around 55 – 75. Test weights were ranging from 60 – 63. Moisture was down but so was some of the wheat from the rains received while we were sitting. Our Limon, Co job is not ready yet. Our farmer is saying it’s close to a week; however, Gettysburg, SD’s winter wheat is close to being ready. So we are moving to Gettysburg. Our farmer there thinks we’ll be ready cut by Monday. Today and tomorrow we will be moving to Gettysburg and close to our hometown.


Header view

A header view of the field.

Cutting with GPS.

Cutting with GPS.


Parked and dumping on the grain cart.


Pieter waits for his truck to get filled.


A storm lurks closely to our field, but never strikes.


Another storm settles over our field. We finished right before this.


Parked to celebrate lighting Kaidence’s first birthday cake.

Happy Birthday!

Kaidence and her first birthday cake.

Lined up

Making a 22-mile move.

Jada can be reached at All Aboard 2010 Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and DuPont Crop Protection.

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  • c. m. gore
    Posted at 21:46h, 15 July

    This year’s harvest is moving right along. Looks like its time to work from home.

    When you gave the introduction to Gabriel you keyed in 200 bu per acre. It should may be 200 bu per Hector. A Hector is 2.47 acres. The 2009 average yield for Argentia was 3 MT per Hector = 6600 lbs = 110 bu per Hector = 44.5 bu per acre. The average yield for the US was a shade over 37 bu per acre. A 200 bu per Hector would be about 65 bu per acre which is not a bad yield. In AZ and CA the average yield was just over 100 bu per acre. A 100 bu per acre crop would be 247 per Hector. In the Mississippi River Valley ground that makes 90 to 100 bu Wheat is most likely in a Corn/Soybean rotation. South of US-60 which for most purposes the end of the Cotton belt the rotation would have the best ground in Cotton or Corn. A lot of growers do a Corn, Wheat doubled cropped with Soybeans etc. If the Wheat is out by June 10 from I-40 South it is possible to grow corn after Wheat. This works best under a pivot irrigation system. The Corn will yield less than Corn planted the last week of March and the first 2 weeks of April, but this allows more hours on the combine per year. The crop mix can change l depending on markets for the crops and how the work load is spread over the year.

  • Tracy
    Posted at 06:44h, 16 July

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Kaidence!! Wish we could have celebrated with you 🙂 Jada, you have a birthday soon too, don’t you? Have fun – we sure miss you here in Limon!