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Yields look strong as harvest continues


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BY Nixie Sanderson
MANAGING EDITOR

Wheat harvest has wrapped up, with irrigated fields producing well, and corn harvest is about ready to begin. While yields look good, Dallam and Hartley County AgriLife Extension agent Mike Bragg said he expects a long harvest season this year. 

Wheat 

“Wheat harvest is all wrapped up. There’s no more wheat. Most everybody was done probably right after the Fourth of July,” Bragg said. Wheat is a multi-purpose crop, and local producers use it for grazing as well as harvesting, primarily for silage for feed lots and dairies. On irrigated fields, Dallam County averages 51.3 bushels and acre, and Hartley County averages 50.3 bushels an acre Bragg said this year’s yields were on target for those averages.

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