Posts Tagged ‘Maine Grain and Oilseed Newsletter’

Maine Grain and Oilseed Newsletter, September 2013

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

field of ripe grain

This has been a frustrating harvest and fall sowing season to date due to the uncooperative weather we’ve all been experiencing. Reviewing weather data from Caribou, Maine for the season, we are significantly above normal for precipitation for the growing season, and through the harvest/fall sowing period of August 15-September 15, the longest consecutive stretch of days without precipitation was three days. The September issue of the Maine Grain and Oilseed Newsletter contains helpful articles about “Late Planting Fall Grains” and “Cover Crops to Protect Soils and Improve Crop Quality.”

Maine Grain and Oilseed Newsletter, August 2013

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

field of ripe grain

Harvest season is upon us. It has been a difficult growing season for some grains and not too bad for others. Looking at some fields around, it appears to have been a fair to moderate season for most in terms of grain quality and quantity. The August issue of the Maine Grain and Oilseed Newsletter contains helpful articles about “Harvesting Wheat and the Falling Number Test” and “Harvest Efficiency and Combine Adjustment” to help you as you start your grain harvest activities.