There may be some crop burning next spring.
Ongoing rain has left harvest at a standstill in the Rosetown district.
Jim Wickett farms southeast of Rosetown.
He’s hoping to combine his soybeans before winter sets in, but there is much less optimism for the remaining durum.
Wickett calls it a salvage operation.
Essentially, he says combining of low grade durum will be done to get the straw off the ground to prepare for spring seeding.
Otherwise, the alternative is to burn the straw.
Wickett says the Rosetown area has a lot of crop in tough shape and burning may be the only solution next spring for some producers.
He says there is a lot of crop still in the field and it is a mess with weather taking a huge toll.
And now, he says the ducks and geese are causing more damage and trampling the crop.