Friday, August 29, 2014

Finished with Winter Wheat- Back to Barley

After rain over the weekend, things dried out sufficiently to start the combines on Wednesday. 
  These photos were taken on our last field of Winter Wheat.
 The combines have their straight, or cutting heads on for harvesting grain that is standing in the field.
 Field hand Joe has taken over the grain cart duties.
We have taken samples from our remaining fields of barley and begun combining standing barley. 
The ground is damp and none of the grain that we are combining is dried down to safe storage moisture content. 
It will all go into air bins to finish the dry down. 
Chaff is the chopped stems, leaves, husks, and beards that is spread back on the field as it is blown out the rear of the combine. 
 The chaff is itchy and dirty, but very good for soil health.
We are pushing for the small grain harvest finish line in GriggsDakota.

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