When corn harvest started a little over a month ago in Tipton County, the early planted corn was not yielding as well as hoped for by John Hussey. Now in early November he is still shelling corn but the yields have come up.
“We’re seeing corn from 190 to 210 just field after field after field,” he told HAT. “So there’s no way that anybody can complain with yields like that after the summer that we had.”
Hussey has been delayed by frequent rains since harvest started, and this week looks like it will be the first where harvest goes uninterrupted. So, he told us from the combine Monday afternoon the corn moisture level is as low as it’s going to get.
“Right now corn has been running high 17’s to 19 percent. It’s as dry as it’s going to get and everything we’ve run for the last week has been that moisture. It’s not going to get much drier now.”
The wet fall followed drought all across the country, but Hussey’s soybeans were rescued at just the right time with rains that ultimately have brought record yields.
“We had many, many acres that averaged 70 bushels or better and just a wonderful crop of beans. The rains that came in late July and August is the first time in my life that I’ve seen rain so beneficial to a crop as it was for soybeans this year. It was just unreal what the rain did for them.”
Hussey says those around him and within a 30 to 40 mile radius have also been pleased with soybean yields, many in the 50 to 60 bushel range.
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