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Kevin Raber

Kevin Raber farms near Browns in Wabash County. He is an original Cropwatcher.

9/21/2018

Heat and humidity last week dried things out, but also made working outside miserable. Corn moisture has dropped rapidly with the extreme heat. There have been some beans cut, but I haven’t heard yields.

9/14/2018

Rainfall amounts from 5 to 10 inches fell last week. There was some flooding, but combines were rolling again by Wednesday. My corn has had extreme yield swings, with a swing of 100 bushels or more. My low ground was hurt by excess moisture in June, and sandy soil must have been hurt by our hot and dry weather in late July and August. Corn moisture is really coming down. Mine is averaging between 18 to 20 percent.

9/7/2018

We had hot, dry weather last week. The heat was good for drying the corn crop, but the beans could use a good rain. Harvested corn has been highly variable in both moisture and yield. I hope to begin harvest tomorrow (Friday). However, our forecast includes a high probability of rain for the weekend.

8/31/2018

A couple of rain events left us with approximately an inch of rain for the week. A few neighbors started corn harvest. I've not heard any moisture or yield reports.