The waiting game is on in Wabash County. From the Fields farmer Adam Renbarger from near Wabash isn’t sure when harvest will start, but in his area it might not be this month.
Renbarger’s soybeans have done pretty well this year, but the corn is suspect. He told HAT Friday, “We pulled some ears out of a couple of our earlier planted fields. They looked to be decently sized as far as round. They’re a good 18 or so around but they just aren’t the full length. The ear isn’t quite filled out and I’ve been hearing all across the board that’s how it is.”
But he says the corn is progressing as far as maturity. “Some of what we pulled was planted in early May and was in to the dent stage, so hopefully that’s a good sign.”
Beans in the Wabash area as a whole have not suffered the stress that corn did.
“Some spots out in a few of the fields that were planted earlier are beginning to yellow a little here and there, so I’m thinking that hot weather we had, and now that it’s turned cooler that they’re maturing and not dying out there. Hopefully we’re getting closer to where we can get the combine out and get in there and see what we’ve actually got.”
Renbarger knows of a few anxious farmers who have had the combines rolling, but he expects most will wait a bit longer.
“I have heard a few guys west of us have been out but around our area it’ll still be a good two to three weeks at least before we see any type of activity.”
Hear more with Renbarger in the full From the Fields interview.