Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wheat Harvest Begins at NCRS

So winter wheat harvest got underway yesterday. As I mentioned, I am away on a fertilizer mission, but the plots are in good hands. Phil ran the combine and Stephanie rode the grain cart to take plot weights, while Jeff pulled the cart and Amanda ran the samples for test weight and moisture. Plot harvest is expected to take three days, with another day to harvest the production wheat. Results will be know soon, but yields are said to be pretty good, in the mid-90's.
Last year we started on July 10, so the poor weather this spring didn't really push it back too much.