Western Corn Belt farmer says recent heat wave has affected soybean yields
A Western Corn Belt grower says a late September heat wave is impacting soybean yields.
Greg Greving farms in Central Nebraska near Chapman and tells Brownfield soybean moisture content is around 8 percent. “We haven’t had much major precipitation here in the last three weeks,” he says. A lot of 90 plus days here in the last 10 days with a little bit of wind and when you have that situation and very light dew overnight your soybeans don’t hold onto their moisture.”
He says yields are around 75 to 85 bushels-per-acre, which is 10 bushels better than last year. “The quality looks like it’s going to be good quality soybeans so our processors can turn out a good quality soybean meal for our domestic and international customers.”
Greving says he was rained out Wednesday morning after a brief rain but says it will likely improve overall yield.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast for much of Nebraska through Saturday.