October should be harvest month this year - Berne Tri-Weekly News

October should be harvest month this year

Harvest in earnest could start around the first full week of October says Jeff Lehman, of Lehman Feed Mill. If samples have any indication, Lehman said that a couple of loads of beans that came in before last week’s heavy rain were looking really good. “Weather really won’t make that much difference now,” said Lehman. “The only thing that could impact crops at this point would be an early frost.” Lehman said that harvest is probably about 10 days behind, due mainly to the cooler summer and the wet June. “We have some blight in some of the corn, there’s some gray leaf spot,” said Lehman, who noted at this point that he didn’t think harvest would be impacted that much by the condition. Lehman said that he is not very worried because certain hybrids take it (blight) better. He doesn’t believe that it’s going to be an issue that hurts the quality of the grain. “Silage is being taken off. Some people have been done for a week,” said Lehman late last week. “W... Read More >