Jon Miller, July 11

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Basically the last two weeks straw has been my life. We finished harvesting wheat July 2 or so and the yield and quality were good. Overall the wheat yielded right around 100 bushels. We have had some fields do really well before, but for the total wheat acreage I would say this is one of the best years we’ve ever had. The late frost didn’t seem to affect the yield. The quality of the wheat we have delivered has been excellent with high test weights. We should have less than 200 acres left to bale and it has been averaging over 100 bales an acre. The straw quality is still really good. We rolled over 60,000 bales yesterday. That’s a lot of bales.There is a chance of rain in the middle of the week. We have had enough rain to hold us up a couple of times with baling but not enough rain to do much for the crops. The corn and beans could definitely use a drink.The corn is mostly tasseled and the beans are sprayed. We finished that last week. We did some test acres with Y-Drops right at pre-tassel to see if a little extra nitrogen adds anything to the corn yield on the end.We are double-crop planted up to where we have baled. I will probably stick beans in this week yet. The first double-crops we planted are almost taller than the wheat stubble. A couple more rains would really get them taking off.We are debating whether or not to have a few acres of fungicide flown on or not, especially with the markets taking a turn downward. We haven’t really seen much disease pressure and you hate to spend money if you don’t need to.last_img

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