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Our field is dry enough now that we can
harvest our field without getting stuck. It has been rather
warm the past few days and that dried out the field. If it
hadnít rained so much last week we could have cut our field last
week. When wheat is ready to harvest it is important to cut
it immediately, because you never know when the weather will cause
other yield losses.
weíve got the combine cutting our wheat. It has been more
than 250 days since we watched the grain drill plant this field
last October. Now, we are going to reap the fruits of our
labor (Our labor was watching the wheat grow all year!) and see
how many bushels of grain this field produces.
are different kinds of combines, some old and some new,
but they all separate the kernels from the head. Would you
like to look inside a combine? Well, click here to see inside
the combineís grain bin is full the grain is dumped into a grain
truck. Because the wheat grain from our field will be used
for seed to plant this coming fall, the seed will be stored in
grain bins. It will be cleaned later this summer.
Farmers might store their grain for a period of time before they
sell it or they take it directly to a grain elevator and sell
I thought you might want to take one last look at our field after
it was harvested. So, itís time to say goodbye to our
field, but the wheat story doesnít end with the harvest.
Actually, itís just getting started on another adventure.
You can learn more about what happens to wheat after it leaves the
field by clicking on these items below. Watch wheat as it is
Immediately after harvest the farm crew starts to till the wheat
stubble (straw) with a piece of equipment called a chisel. So, we
are getting ready for wheat planting again this fall.