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Indiana Wheat Harvest About to Begin


Indiana Wheat Harvest About to Begin

The Indiana wheat harvest is about to begin. According to the USDA, winter wheat in Indiana was 99% headed in the North, 99% in Central, and 100% in the South. Wheat maturity was 27% in the North, 50% in Central, and 71% in the South, according to the latest NASS  update. Carl Joren, with DuPont Pioneer, says harvest will get underway in just a few weeks, “Most of the wheat fields I have been in this past week, the crops had reached maturity and we were just waiting for the grain to dry down.”

According to USDA, 69% of the state’s wheat crop is rated in good to excellent condition. However, Joren says some of the storms we have had lately have cause some damage, “If the wheat straw was not kinked, then it will straighten back; up but if it is kinked, it will not.”




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