Nebraska and Kansas Field Notes

October 5, 2020

Nebraska and Kansas Field Notes

Oct 5, 2020

Key Issues:Production

 

“We are done with soybean harvest and planting cover crops on old bean ground. Next, we’re starting to harvest some high-moisture corn today or tomorrow.

 

“The corn is drying down well. We are anxious to get rolling and see what we have out there. The warmer-than-normal weather has helped dry down the crop. So, we should have a pleasant week to harvest, if we can keep the breakdowns away.

 

“The dryness from August hasn’t let up at all. Combine fires are in the back of everyone’s minds. We almost had one at the end of soybean harvest when a bearing that was going out on the combine-created embers. We stopped, put them out and made repairs.

 

“We’re weaning calves, and this has slowed down corn harvest. We plan on moving cows into corn stalks the minute we have a field or two harvested.”

 

– Andy Jobman, Nebraska farmer

 

 

“Things are decent. It looks like a majority of fields will have better than average yields. We’re still harvesting, but the weather has been good. The days are warm, and the nights are cool. We have about 55 percent of the corn acres harvested, and we’re looking to start harvesting soybeans in the next day or so.”

 

– Lowell Neitzel, Kansas farmer