2021 harvest going strong
This year’s harvest season is in full swing and thanks, in part, to the beautiful fall weather. With few breaks this year due to small rain amounts, the farmers may even be a little ahead of schedule, according to Scott Schremmer, manager of the Sabetha area location of Ag Partners Cooperative.
In our area corn and soybeans are currently being harvested and so far both grains are coming in at above average yields. Corn harvested has been averaging 180 bushels to 200 bushels per acre, more then the 160 bushels to 180 bushels an acre in a normal year.
Test weights for corn have been good at 59.8 pounds.
“Moisture started out at 17 percent and is currently running about 12 to 13 percent,” said Schremmer, which is just under the ideal 15 percent.
Soybeans are doing better than an average year coming in at 65 bushel per acre. Soybean test weights are at 56.9 pounds and the moisture content is under the ideal 13 percent, running close to 10 percent.
Harvest began around Sept. 14-15, said Schremmer, and talking with everyone he believes most will be done with harvest by Thanksgiving.