Posted on October 1, 2013 at 4:14 PM by Iowa Corn
Mostly dry weather has allowed the harvesting of corn and soybeans to both reach five percent complete, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Bruce Rohwer, a farmer from Paullina, has some soybeans and corn that are close to being ready for harvest but he hasn’t started combining anything yet.
“In the community, there are only a few farmers who have started to combine soybeans,” Rohwer. “We really aren’t into full swing yet.”
In Warren County, south of Des Moines, Don Hunerdosse of Milo is starting to combine soybeans today.
“We’re just getting the combine head on and getting ready but we haven’t cut anything yet,” Hunerdosse says. “The soybeans are mature and are the perfect moisture level at about 13 percent.”
In his area, there have been very few corn or soybean acres harvested; only a few fields have been opened up.
“We usually get started by Sept. 20 so this is much later than we’re used to, but we’ll hope for good weather to continue,” Hunerdosse says.