Posted on October 13, 2011 at 12:53 PM by Iowa Corn
Harvest Updates from Iowa Corn Leaders – Thursday, October 13, 2011
Roscoe Eggers of State Center received about one inch of rain on Wednesday, Oct. 12, so corn harvest has been halted until the fields dry some. Eggers has lodged corn, from the July 11 wind storm, so corn harvest is taking longer. He is running the combine at about 30 percent of normal speed, completing about 25 acres a day instead of the usual 60 acres a day that he is used to completing in a year with more typical crop conditions.
Mark Recker of Arlington also had enough rain to keep him out of the field for a while today. He has some lodged corn on part of his farm that is taking longer to harvest. Corn moisture levels are at 20 percent or less thanks to the dry, warm conditions last week.
In north-central Iowa, Deb Keller of Clarion is combining corn and estimates they are about 25 percent complete on her farm. Yields are averaging in the mid-190 bushels per acre. Some corn acres in her area lodged during a recent storm, which has slowed combining speed to about 2.5 miles per hour in those particular fields. Corn moisture levels are around 15 percent.