photo | Luann Dart
Grant County early harvest nearly complete
Early harvest of small grains and some other crops in Grant County is nearly complete, and quality and yields are outcompeting last year’s crops, reports Tessa Osterbauer, the North Dakota State University agriculture and natural resources extension agent in Grant County.
“As a county, I would estimate we are roughly 75-80 percent done with wheat harvest, canola should be about 90 percent done, and all peas should be off by now,” she said. “A lot of that stems from how much of 2019’s crop was left for them to take off the field.”
Despite a relatively dry summer with sparse moisture, quality and quantity will outcompete last year’s crop, she said. “So far, it sounds as though we have higher protein and test weights this year, with more wheat getting off the fields and less ergot or other disease issues present.” “Our yields haven’t been too bad,” she reported. Wheat yields have ranged from 30 to 60 bushels an acre or more.
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