The first time I ever saw a field of milo was when we moved out to Kansas three years ago. Seeing as though SW Kansas has been in a drought since we've lived here meant that all the milo I've ever seen has been bad, but I knew that. What I didn't know was what a good field of milo looked like until the past few weeks.
With all the rain we received in early August the milo is "good" but not "great" as DR described it to me. Good is better than bad.
The plants are definitely taller and the heads are much bigger than I've ever seen them. There's nothing to complain about from what I can tell.
I take that back. I can complain. With all this good milo DR is predicting a long harvest. Last year's harvest started in August, that's what you get when you have no rain. DR and the grain elevator is just preparing for harvest right now, it's still hasn't started but he's expecting farmers to be in the fields in the next couple weeks. DR's even thinking that harvest could last till late November or December.
Well it is that time of year again, time of the Harvest Widow!