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Fall harvest taking over Holyoke PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kyle Arnoldy   

Despite another hot and dry summer, many crops are expected to bring average or above average yields this year during the fall harvest in northeast Colorado.

As of Friday, Sept. 6, corn, beans and millet are already in the fields while popcorn and sugar beets wait on the sideline.



Tina Vieselmeyer drives the combine while Austin Vieselmeyer mans the tractor as they work to harvest millet northeast of Holyoke Friday, Sept. 6.  Millet harvest is expected to be completed next week.  

—Enterprise photo


Corn

Dryland corn faced another hot and dry summer as the crop will likely take a hit from the lack of moisture. Grainland Co-op grain merchandiser Steve Young said the recent heat wave burned up a lot of the dryland crops.

Young said Grainland saw their first loads Saturday, Sept. 7.

Last year the dryland crop in general was less than average, but this year it is expected to be worse.

As for irrigated corn, Young says yields should be about average. Irrigated corn harvest is expected to pick up this week as more people head to their fields.

“As long as guys can keep water going, I think that they should have a good crop,” Young said of the irrigated corn harvest.

 

Millet

Millet saw a significant increase in acres planted this year from last harvest, Young said Friday. He noted that he is expecting a wide variance of yields, depending on the amount of moisture crops received.

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Holyoke Enterprise September 12, 2013