Harvest Begins with Iowa Soybeans, Kansas Corn
Producers report harvest activity has been on the lighter side and will likely ramp up in the coming days
The first two of 16 U.S. Crop Watch fields were harvested last week, though for the most part, the producers report that harvest activity has been on the lighter side and will likely ramp up in the coming days. Warm and dry weather across most of the Corn Belt this week will aid in the effort.
According to a report at AgWeb, the Kansas corn was harvested last Monday and the results were as expected, but the Iowa soybeans, cut on Saturday, came in slightly worse than predicted.
Harvest is expected to pick up across most Corn Belt states this week and especially toward the weekend.
The Illinois producer made an attempt on Crop Watch corn Monday, though moisture is too high and he may try again in several days. The Illinois soybeans could be collected this weekend.
Crop Watch 2020 follows one corn and one soybean field in eight U.S. Corn Belt states, and weekly updates will continue through harvest. Photos of the 16 Crop Watch fields can be tracked on Twitter using the hashtag #CropWatch20.