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Janel: Green draws and dry hills

Janel: Green draws and dry hills

Western Nebraska –We are caught back up to the harvest. We are cutting wheat near Sidney and there are fields of green wheat yet and the fields we’re cutting are dry but the draws are a little bit green.  It blends well though on a hot day.  The wheat has been yielding in the 40s, 50s and 60s.  The test weights have been over 60 pounds per bushel and the protein 11 and 12 percent.  Overall, it’s a pretty nice crop.

The field I just cut had signs of sawfly disease. That is where the stalk collapses and the wheat lays flat on the ground.  I’ve seen it that way here before but much worse.  We’ve had decent harvesting conditions but just had a few cloudy days and highs only in the 70s so we didn’t get to cut much on those days but got caught up on other work that needed to be done.

Our 10 day forecast looks sunny and hot with highs in the 80s and 90s. We should be able to get our wheat cut here and move on to the next stop on our harvest route.

All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal and John Deere.  Janel Schemper can be reached at janel@allaboardharvest.com.

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Sierra appreciates the John Deere Harvest Support.

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Two thumbs up for the John Deere Harvest Support.

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I have always appreciated the John Deere Harvest Support.  (Photo by Sierra Schemper.)

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We have a leased Gleaner combine.

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A pretty nice evening and pretty wheat to cut.

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A nice wheat field to cut.

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Our combines cutting wheat in western Nebraska.

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A demonstration of a green draw.

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A nice field to cut.

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Our combine crew going to another field to cut wheat.

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The Gleaner combine has brighter lights.

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Nice wheat to cut.

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The Gleaner combine has much brighter lights than a John Deere combine.

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Sierra sitting in the Gleaner combine.

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I sat in the Gleaner combine seat too.  (Photo by Sage Schemper.)

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Sage loves the Gleaner combine.

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Schemper party of three sitting in the Gleaner combine.

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Sage sitting in the big wheel of the Gleaner.

5 Comments
  • Scott Bannister
    Posted at 11:01h, 29 July Reply

    Which combine is better?

  • Norm Rotruck
    Posted at 13:57h, 29 July Reply

    Hi, Janel!

    In addition to the Gleaner how many other combines do you field? also, how late at night can you run before the wheat gets too tough to cut or doesn’t it get tough? Thanks!

  • Rob Warihay
    Posted at 16:35h, 29 July Reply

    A Gleaner?????? What????? How is it????

  • Tim s
    Posted at 16:52h, 30 July Reply

    The gleaner just don’t fit in

  • Tom A Anderson
    Posted at 07:55h, 31 July Reply

    Why doesn’t the Gleaner fit in ? If I remember right the Schemper’s ran them year’s ago so their is a history there. It never hurts to compare different machines in the field. I would be interested to know.

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