20% chance of rain forecasted today. Come on!
Malting barley is looking great.
Montana….more like #MALTana
Power: Dryland M165 Malting Barley is looking very nice
Sweetgrass: “Barley is better than anticipated” =)
Great Falls: Just finished winter wheat. Good quality malting barley will make spec
Dutton: Just finishing up HRW. Should be done today, will start on some peas in 8 days.
August 23, 2019
Harvest getting delayed due to rain throughout Wednesday night =(
Collins: 3/10ths of rain Wednesday night. 11.5-12 Protein
Conrad: Rain Rain Rain. Hoping for some dry sunny days
Cut Bank: Wet, A lot of HRW is still in the ground. Some trucks getting rejected due to 14% Plus moisture
Sweet Grass: HRW lower protein issues. seasonably dry this year unlike the rest of Montana, Barley is getting cut before HRW!
August 20, 2019
Kershaw: 11.5 to 12 pro average. BIG yields
Geraldine: “the barley here looks really good”
Denton: 11-13 protein.
Moccasin: 11.5 pro average, some bleaching in the spring wheat which is just getting started
Moore: SW and malting barley looks “burnt” it was a little too hot in July in that area. 11.5 pro average HRW
August 7, 2019
Great Falls MT:
-Barley 1.5 weeks
-HRW 50Bu/Ac, 12 protein average
“Everything looks great” -Charlie
-Barley 2 weeks
-SW 2-3 weeks
-Just started winter wheat 60-72BU/AC, 11.1-12.5 Protein
-1 field had 92bu/ac!
-Everything looks really good. Not enough bin space for this years harvest. Concerned about elevator storage as well.
-Price is a major concern.
-Getting ready to harvest dryland barley
-Lots of swathing going on in the area
-HRW is in green out
-Knees area is 1 week away
-“its going to be a long harvest” -Frank
-Of the HRW harvested everything looks great, 68-80 BU/AC, 9.9-11.7 PRO (Brawl)
Submitted by Sam Anderson