Michigan’s harvest: wet, wet, wet


Michigan’s harvest: wet, wet, wet

Slow going—that’s the pace of harvest in Michigan.

Janna Fritz, head of the Michigan Soybean Committee, tells Brownfield harvest has been somewhat disheartening when considering it started early and expectations were for very strong production.

“About the last three weeks have been nothing but rain with no large breaks in between,” she explains.

Soybean harvest is about halfway complete and now slower than average according to Fritz with some growers waiting until a frost to get back to fields because of wet conditions.

“It’s more water than we want to have at this point in time when we’re trying to get the crop out,” she says.

She says with a wetter crop, quality concerns increase as storage becomes more challenging and the longer beans stay in the field, the greater the potential for more yield losses from adverse weather.