28 Jun Janel: Wheat harvest is flying by quickly
Western Kansas—We’ve been staying very busy cutting wheat because it’s been hot (100-plus degrees) and windy most days lately. We spent the past week in southern Kansas cutting wheat. The wheat yielded around 50 bushels per acre and the test weights were 62.5 to 64.9 pounds per bushel. With the hot and dry conditions we were fortunate to get the wheat cut without any rain delays and harvest is moving along quickly.
Now today, June 19, we moved out to western Kansas and it’s been terribly hot and very windy for two days. The wind has been blowing 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts around 45 miles per hour. Our forecast is hot with highs in the 90s and small chances of rain almost everyday. It’s very dry here in Kansas so an inch of rain would be okay.
We’ve got two combines here, three combines on their way here from Pratt and three more harvesting north of Dodge City. We’ll be using our Shelbourne Reynolds stripper headers here and we’ll be back in the field tomorrow.
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