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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Harvest Report

We travelled to Monroe County yesterday. Along the way, the only field harvested was one at Edwardsville that was planted on April 3. I have been watching it all summer. It was probably pretty dry, but I don't have any first hand knowledge.

The picture above shows harvest underway in the bottoms in Monroe County. About 5% of the corn crop is harvested. Some are still not going because of uneven stands. There is wet corn and dry in the same field. One farmer was disappointed with 166 bu/ac because wet spots were drowned out. High water in the Mississippi all summer kept some of the holes still wet now. A long dry period caused some of the sandy soils drought stress too. 166 sounds pretty good under those conditions.

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