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Harvesting High Moisture Wheat

Wheat grain moisture levels around the state are being reported in the 16 to 22% range. While we usually wait until wheat is closer to 15% to harvest, the prolonged exposure to high humidity and rain, combined with lodging, is resulting in grain sprouting in the head.

If growers have the capacity to dry grain they need to be getting this crop out of the field.

Click here to see a publication on moisture content, harvesting, and drying to help give guidelines about how to proceed.

Courtesy Randy Weisz – Small Grain Specialist @ NCSU is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.