17 Jun Janel: Impressive yields
Southwest Oklahoma—It’s no secret that I really love running combine. I also really love finding impressive yields. The yields we have seen were unexpected. I’ve cut wheat yielding from 35 to 75 bushels per acre. The test weights have been 59 to 64 pounds per bushel. Overall, I’m impressed with the yields and nice wheat crop we’ve gotten to cut.
The fertilizer put on was heavy and there are a few burnt spots in the fields. This area caught the early rains but nothing in the spring. A half inch of rain would’ve produced a bumper crop. The elevators are filling up and it’s time for the harvest to move north.
The cotton showers have brought on the weeds growing in the wheat. Dealing with that takes the fun out of it. The rain delayed us and this wheat crop should already be cut. It’s now June 12 and we have been here three weeks and we’ll finally be finishing up in this area very soon. Our forecast is hot and clear after today.
Janel can be reached at email@example.com.
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