Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jeremy Goyings, Paulding Co.We were hoping to get to beans the middle of the week here. We have one variety ready but it depends on what these rains do now. We had two or three tenths overnight and this morning t is still drizzling. It is a typically droughty summer with a wet fall so far.We did shell some corn on Saturday. We had a variety that was deteriorating and dropping ears and we wanted to get it done before we started on food grade beans. We took off about 100 acres at 26% to 28% moisture. The stalks were strong but we had an issue where the butt of the ear didn’t pollinate right. When the ears dropped on the ground you couldn’t tell which end was the tip or the butt because kernels died off on both ends. When it does that the shank dies off and the plants start dropping ears. It was mostly happening on the end rows and there were a few in the field. We only had 100 acres of that and we got it all shelled and now we don’t have to worry about that. The yields were in the mid-150s and it would be a silver lining if that is the worst we run into. We saw a little ear mold in the stalks we were walking but none in the field that we shelled.There is another chance for rain on Wednesday. We are still dry so the water is getting away pretty quickly. We have a lot of leaves hanging onto the beans yet. Some of our neighbors were running 2.8s and still had a lot of green leaves yet but they were running at 11% moisture. For our non-GMO food grade beans we need them all dry and consistent.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.
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