Rapid dry down sparks harvest in South-Central Nebraska

A South-Central Nebraska farmer says harvest is slowly picking up steam in the area.

Chris Grams tells Brownfield irrigated crops look good, but that’s not the case for dryland. “Corn is coming out.  I haven’t heard anything over 100, and that’s going to hurt.  Dryland beans, we’re looking at 20 to 30.”

He says soybeans rapidly dried down after record-setting temperatures recently.  “We’ve got some dryland beans with some leaf material, but they are  at 9-10 percent moisture, so it’s time to get them out.”

Grams says his area missed hail and wind damage from July and that likely saved some top-end yield on irrigated crops.

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