Over the past few days, I've flown from around Washington Iowa on Highway 92 to just south of Minneapolis. Harvest is in full swing in Washington. 30 miles north at I-80 harvest is ramping up smartly and there are a lot of beans and some corn out, but pleny is not quite ready. Give it a week or two. Highway 30 through Cedar Rapids has a few fieldds started. Up around Waterloo and Highway 20 there is not much started yet. It's that wasy to Minneapolis. A few fields here and there and you can see signs of people getting antsy, but not yet in the full harvest mode.
My beans on I-80 are finally ready and when this rain event passes over I'll start them. Corn was 30% a couple of days ago. I have a little down from that sharp wind that came through recently, but most was up OK.
Re: Harvest Progress
Harvest is -- Has been in Get "R Done mode here for the last 2 weeks - NO bean cutting around here the last week - Fog every moring till noon and then these light showers .
I finished up -- last Saturday afternoon -- on beans - it appears they will average out to around 53--54 bpa - Some great beans - some not so great - high ground from lack of rain this summer - couldn't hide a rabbit in - black ground - seen monitor hit 78 bpa many times - just needed alittle more rain - but more than I expected .
Corn - Opened up the plot field - 22.7 to 24 . Shelled the rolling little field next to the shop - 10 acres -- 194.7 dry
Field on the cornor -- 9.4 acres - 203 bpa - this is on my worse ground - both fields bordor a open ditch -- have never had a problem with deer in these fields till this year - they really hurt the end rows - Will see if I can talk a picture of the yield monitor of these fields - and post up .
calling for upto 2.5 inchs of rain threw Sunday here - little rain here this morning - so looks like harvest is on rain delay till next week -- Weds maybe ?
Over all - very happy with crops this year . Will Indiana set a new record this year in corn ? I think --it is 171 bpa - and after getting into mine -- i would say , there is a good chance it will be broke .
Everybody be safe !!!