09 Jul Janel: July already
Western Kansas—We are getting over some acres. We have no mud here and good irrigated wheat to cut so really it doesn’t get any better than that. However, rain showers mess up our days. Sampling isn’t any fun. Trying to find dry wheat is a job too.
The irrigated wheat is standing well and one field I cut made 83.9 bushels per acre. The test weights were 61 to 63.8 pounds per bushel. The protein has been averaging around 15%. The dryland wheat has been making 35 to 55 bushels per acre.
We need heat, sunshine and wind to get this wheat crop cut. However, our forecast has chances of thunderstorms most nights and highs in only the 70s and 80s. It’s been an unusual harvest. It’s July already and we’ve got lots of work to do.
Janel can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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