16 Jul Janel: Western Nebraska Wheat Harvest
Sidney, Nebraska – It’s been hot and windy and we have been busy cutting wheat lately. The yields have been anywhere from 25 to 60 bushels per acre. The wheat quality has varied. The test weights 57 to 65 lbs and the protein 9-12%. If you want good protein it’s necessary to put on the fertilizer. It did rain Friday evening anywhere from .35 to 1.5 inches. And guess what? There is more rain in the forecast. I do not like it when it rains while we are here cutting wheat. The fields are flat and mud easily becomes a problem. I hope to get the wheat cut before it rains again.
On the bright side, western Nebraska is very pretty at wheat harvest time. I especially think sunset is the prettiest time of day. I enjoy cutting wheat in the Sidney, Nebraska area.
All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and John Deere. Janel Schemper can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.