23 Jul Sharing isn’t caring!
Northeast Colorado:You may have heard your kindergarten teacher say, “Sharing is caring!” However, that rule doesn’t always apply to harvest. One of the most hated tasks of the crew is blowing off the machines, but it is a crucial practice not only for keeping machines running smoothly, but for good stewardship of leaving pests where we found them. The crew blows off machines before switching to a new farmer. However, if the farmer is fighting weed pest within his/her own operation, we can blow machines off before switching fields too.
Below are some photos Mark sent in of the crew finishing the clean up process after their July 11-17, stay in the Sterling, Stoneham, and Logan Corners area. He was glad to be back for another year. The area’s yields averaged in the 50’s where hail had not been present. Also pictured is a new crew member in training!
All Aboard Wheat Harvest™ is sponsored by High Plains Journal and New Holland Agriculture. You can contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.