Monday, October 29, 2012

Harvesting intercrop soybeans

   Today we took a break from pecan harvest to cut our soybean crop (photo above). The beans were planted within a block of pecan trees that were established in 2002 using a double row planting plan. We planted the beans back in early June and they fought their way through this past summer's heat and drought.  Amazingly our bean crop ended up yielding 27 bu./planted acre. This year we will also harvest a small pecan crop from the trees in this block adding to the total income/acre.