Corn Harvest Under Way

Combines were running this week until rain slowed them down.  No one is complaining about the rain though.  A few hundred acres have already been cut in Dillon County and harvest will resume as soon as we dry out a little.

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Here a grower is harvesting an irrigated field.  Since it didn’t suffer much in the heat and drought, this field is yielding very well in the high 200’s.  Dryland fields, of course, are a different story.  “All over the map” is the best way to describe it.  Initial reports range anywhere from 15 bushels on sandy land to the high 100’s on heavy land.

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It’s been a tough season for corn.  Some fields are not worth harvesting and others may have high levels of aflatoxin.  Insurance adjusters are just as busy as the growers right now.

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