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Early harvest

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Employees of Seiler Farms in Benton shell corn Monday in a field located off Scott County Road 450 just outside Sikeston city limits. Several growers in the region began harvesting corn as early as two weeks ago.
(Photo by Leonna Heuring, Staff)
Corn harvest well under way in Southeast Missouri


SIKESTON -- An early corn harvest is well under way in some portions of Southeast Missouri, and other crops in the region continue to run ahead of schedule as well.

Anthony Ohmes, agronomy specialist for University of Missouri Extension's Southeast Region and Mississippi County office, said earlier planting in the spring combined with hotter summer days made plants mature quicker.

As a result, some Southeast Missouri growers began harvesting their corn crop as early as two weeks ago.

"The corn harvest is rolling at a record pace," Ohmes said.

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