FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Harvest activity in Colorado is starting to move further north, and it is anticipated to pick up over the weekend due to high temperatures and little precipitation in the forecast.
Kit Carson County – Harvest is in full swing near Burlington and Stratton, however it is just getting started further to the west. Average test weight has been around 57 pounds per bushel, with an average protein of 10%.
Morgan County – Damage from the Wheat Stem Sawfly is very much a concern. Producers are swathing to help mitigate losses from the pest. Combines started cutting earlier this week. Yields are ranging between 30-49 bushels per acre, with test weights between 55-60 pounds per bushel.
Adams and Weld (Southern portion) Counties – Harvest started to pick up around July 7th and progress is slow due to high moisture. Wheat Stem Sawfly damage is also a concern and producers are swathing fields. Preliminary numbers show an average test weight of 54 pounds per bushel, and an average protein of 13%.
Yuma County – Harvest started in the area on July 5th. The area is seeing an average test weight of 57 pounds per acre, average protein of 10%, with yields ranging 60-70 bushels per acre.
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