Dry to wet wheat pulls through

A Michigan farmer says he’s surprised how well his wheat held up this year with weather extremes.

Sanilac County’s Dennis Gardner tells Brownfield his farm received about 10 inches of rain the past two weeks.

“The tile was definitely running, and I had to turn on the four-wheel drive in one field to get through a wet spot taking wheat off, so when you have that this time of the year, we definitely have enough moisture,” he shares.

Gardner says his wife combined their last field Tuesday.

“The wheat actually has turned out better than we thought it would be just because it was super dry the month of May,” he says.  “We were pretty happy to see the yield results that we’ve had so far from the wheat.

He says some fields had outstanding yields and overall production was better than last year.

Gardner is growing soybeans, sugarbeets, wheat, corn, and pickling cucumbers this year.

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