Missouri farmer will start harvest mid to late Sept.
September 8, 2020 By Julie Harker Filed Under: News
A Northwest Missouri farmer says his corn looks decent and he’ll start harvesting in the next 10 days to two weeks. He’s Kyle Durham, who grows corn and beans in the Missouri River bottoms, an hour east of Kansas City at Norborne, Missouri, “We were kind of late getting it in with the weather this spring was cool and wet. We didn’t even start planting until about the 20th of April and ran from then until about the first week of May.”
Durham doesn’t expect his corn yields to be as good as two years ago. Even though there was good rain in July, August was dry, “We won’t quite bump where we were in 2018 but we’ll certainly have a pretty good crop, I think.”
Durham says his soybeans – which were planted mostly on time – are looking really good since some well-timed rain in late August, early September.
“We caught a really good, beneficial rain that I think are really going to help fill out some pods.”
Some of his beans were planted a little late because of the residual effects of the 2019 flooding. He was not able to replant beans last year and only harvested a quarter of his corn acres planted in 2019.
Durham says disease pressure led them to spray fungicide this year.
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