Another harvest is in the books. It seems kind of anticlimactic. We started corn harvest on August 27 and finished on Tuesday, September 15, with lots of starts and stops along the way. We only had 243 acres of corn, so it is not a primary crop here on the County Line.
|The last load, September 15, 2015|
So, how does corn harvest 2015 compare to our first two years? Our first year of corn production was 2013. We had an average yield of 57 bushels per acre, with a low of 18 and a high of 78. Last year, in 2014, we had a great year. Our average was 108 bushels per acre, with a low of 82 and a high of 145.
Here's a photographic look back at Corn 2015, with links to the blog posts telling about each stage of the crop's journey:
PLANTINGstarted planting April 11, but we got rain that night and the next day, totaling 1.50 inches. Then, we got another 3.10 inches on April 16 and 17. A week later, April 23, a couple of fields had dried out enough to plant more. But when Randy about got the tractor and planter stuck after moving to another field, he took another hiatus. He started again April 28.
Just getting started
June 1, 2015