Soybean harvest started a week and a half ago for north-central Indiana farmer John Hussey and Wednesday he shelled the first corn of the season. Hussy farms in Tipton County and while soybean harvest is on hold while he waits for fields to dry after Sunday and Thursday rains, the first week led to great early season yields.
“It’s very simple with the beans. We have 66-68 bushels per acre. Everything we cut is just the same yield, and I’m very satisfied with that yield.”
He’s satisfied because those yields are better than expected and the bean quality is also very good. So early yields are good, but will the later beans also yield well? Hussey does have a bean variety that wasn’t planted until early June.
“In fact it was right at the end of the first week of June and those beans look to be a lot lower in yield than what we have been cutting, but sometimes looks are deceiving with soybeans. But on eye appeal they just don’t look like they’re going to produce the beans that we’ve been getting. Due to the dry weather that we had in August I’m thinking that really hurt those beans.”
Hussy says the next two bean varieties they’ll harvest “look good. They look as good as what we’ve cut so I’m not going to give up hope on them. I think they’ll be ok.”
That corn harvested just this week is cause for some optimism about the corn crop.
It’s making over 200. I don’t know and I won’t know until I get the field done, what it’s making, but it’s very good with 21 percent moisture and good quality corn. I also think we’ll have a good corn crop here this year.”
Hussey has more in the full HAT field update:Hussey harvest update 10-3