With the Western Canadian winter wheat harvest about to begin, extra attention needs to be paid to harvest timing. When to swath, when to straight cut and when to combine are integral decisions to your profitability. The biggest threat to your harvest tends to be the weather. Wet weather can greatly impact quality if you do not harvest in a timely manner. Drying cereals tends to be a tough decision for farmers but there are other considerations like owned combines per acre and access to custom machines if needed. Phil Needham covers all of these topics and more in our conversation about a timely harvest in this episode of the Wheat School.
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