I think wheat is beautiful at pretty much every stage of its 9-month journey. And at harvest? Well, those "amber waves of grain" actually made it into a pretty famous song, so I'm not alone in my appreciation for a prairie "seascape" of wheat rustling in the hot Kansas wind under an azure blue sky.
How does Corn Harvest 2018 stack up with previous years' averages?
2018 - 82 bu/acre
2017 - 43.6 bu/acre
2016 - 71 bu/acre
2015 43.88 bu/acre
2014 - 108 bu/acre
2013 - 57 bu/acre (This was the first year we added corn into the crop rotation).
When you reach the end of a season, it's always good to look back to where you've been. To read more about each stage, click on the links below the photos:
planting corn April 24.
On June 26, it was almost chest height on Randy. This year's variety was a little shorter to begin with, but it was also stressed with heat and lack of moisture as it started to grow.
next photo updates on July 16.