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Harvest time in Clay County

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Courtesy Photo from Purdue Extension-Clay County

Last Friday morning, Kevin Cox-TST Farms was harvesting corn in northern Clay County. Local harvesting began in earnest last week as corn moisture levels dropped and were widely reported at 20-22 percent and some soybean were as low as 13 or 14 percent. Grain moisture needs to be approximately 13 percent for safe storage. Farmers in the area are being advised to access stalk quality and consider harvesting corn this year ahead of soybean as stalk quality in many corn fields is poor despite not being obvious from the road. Some fields that were hit by hail in July and early August have had diplodia ear rot and need to be harvested sooner than other fields. Yields have been excellent with most fields averaging better than 185 bushels per acre. Clay County Farm Bureau, Inc. and Purdue Extension-Clay County would like to remind the public to be kind and stay behind until safe to pass any slow moving farm equipment and semi-trucks moving grain out of fields. Give farmers the space they need

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