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Ken Reinhardt

Ken Reinhardt farms near Seaton in Mercer County.


It dried up enough Tuesday to get back to corn harvest after weekend rains. By Wednesday, most switched to soybeans. I finished soybeans Thursday with farms yielding between 59 to 79. I have found earlier corn down below 18 percent moisture, and I am going to try some 114-day corn tomorrow (Oct. 20).


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A tenth to .3 of an inch of rain Wednesday with a couple of inches expected during the weekend will slow harvest. Most are just getting a good start. With the exceptionally good yields, it will take some time to bring it in. I was in Puerto Rico last winter at a soybean breeding facility, and I can’t help thinking about what all those greenhouses look like now and what effect it will have on our varieties that were a few years from release.


Just .1 of an inch or so of rain around the first part of the week. Harvest is finally going with Group II beans ready and the earliest corn down to 20 percent moisture. I have just done beans, and yields are very good so far. Corn and beans are standing this year unlike last year.