The 2014 Oklahoma wheat harvest is underway and results from the Walters and Thomas wheat variety trials are now posted at http://www.wheat.okstate.edu. Depending on field operations, I usually get variety trial results posted on the web within a day or two of harvest. The best way to learn when results are posted are to follow me on Twitter @OSU_smallgrains or subscribe to our Extension news list serve (send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the listserv).
I have posted a few pics from our harvest operations below.
Wheat checkoff dollars make the Oklahoma Wheat Variety Testing program possible. We appreciate the support of our Oklahoma farmers!
Harvest at Walters, OK. Photo courtesy Todd Johnson, OSU Ag. Comm. Services.
Changing tires on the side of I-35 is never fun. We blew two more on the way to Thomas the next day and damaged the trailer. Big shout out to Eley’s service center in Watonga and Watonga Machine and Steel for getting us back on the road.
Once we made it Thomas harvest went well. Yields were low, but that was to be expected given the freeze and drought.
What was the date of this posting?
Is harvesting going on in Garffield and Grant counties? How good/ bad is it?
Mary, this post was from June 5. Harvest was going strong in Garfield and Grant Counties on June 18, but it rained on June 19th. I anticipate that we will be going strong again by the first of next week and complete harvest shortly after that. Yields in Garfield County are generally a little better than expected. I have not heard any reports out of Grant County, but much of the wheat in central and southern Grant County was already “zeroed” out for insurance.