Soybean Harvest Moving Rapidly In Some Areas

by Don Molino

A member of the Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board, Robert Thevis from Avoyelles Parish, reports he wasn't hit hard by the rain and flooding this summer across Louisiana. And he says his yields this season are going to turn out about average for him.

"It's looking pretty good," says Thevis. "I cut a few beans (yesterday) and they look like they're running in the mid-50's. And what we have left to cut looks like they'll be in the same range."

Thevis' soybean crop doesn't seem to have suffered much damage from the extensive heavy rains. "We're on some fairly high ground and these beans were only under water for a few hours."

Thevis has only about 175 acres left to cut this season and he says those should be harvested by the end of September "if the weather cooperates."

(This report is a service of the Louisiana Soybean and Grain Research and Promotion Board)