02 Aug Janel: Montana Winter Wheat
Great Falls, Montana – Our crew in the Great Falls, Montana area has been busy cutting winter wheat for over a week now. They are reporting exceptionally good yields. The winter wheat has been averaging 60 to 90 bushels per acre. The test weights are 65 to 66 pounds and the protein 12.5%. Sawfly has been an issue and it’s worse this year.
They are planning on harvesting winter wheat for another 7 to 10 days. After that they’ll harvest spring wheat and then chickpeas to follow. So far their fields have been big and the truck hauls short.
All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and John Deere. Janel Schemper can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.