Wheat Harvesting

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There’s not as much wheat planted this year. Some combines are harvesting the field edges and checking moisture. Here is some combines harvesting in the Northwest part of Thomas County. Brooks County Ag Agent, Garvie Nichols, said same thing over there. If weather allows, we’ll see more harvesting next week.

We can see quite a bit of Fusarium in the grain heads as they were running the combines. The pathogen on infected heads will produce a mycotoxin which is often rejected above 2 ppm.  Because of this, UGA Grain Agronomist, Dr. Dewey Lee, encourages blowing as much air as possible to take out the lower test weight/shriveled grain.

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