28 Jun Positive Yield Results in North Central Kansas
Ellis and Russell County, Kansas– North central Kansas is nearly complete. It rained Saturday night with around fifty acres to go on our last farmer. We plan to wrap that up soon. From here, Mark and the crew will move to the HPH headquarters for harvest around Sheridan County.
Last Thursday, one of our combines experienced a major breakdown. Unfortunately, it is a very costly and time consuming repair. We can’t be without a combine this time of year, so we are renting one until the repairs can be finished, which is also costly. However, we are thankful there was a machine available at our local dealership where the repair work is being completed.
Temperatures warmed too fast, too soon this season causing concern. However, as the wheat matured, we had more ideal temperatures and timely rains. As a result, yields were very favorable in the area this year. The continuous dryland wheat acres we cut ran in the sixties. One continuous field made around 82 bushels per acre, which is outstanding. Non continuous wheat acres were in the 70-80 bushel per acre range.
Below are some photos I captured while taking meals out to the field. Since I’m usually in the same area as Ryan, these guys aren’t as used to having me around with my ever-present camera. I’m not sure what they thought of the paparazzi, but they were good sports! The wheat was very photogenic here.
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