The field of Jazzman at the Rice Research Station was harvested yesterday afternoon.
Larry White, manager of the station's foundation seed program, said the yield came out to 50.2 barrels per acre. That also works out to 180.7 bushels per acre, or 8,132 pounds.
It took about 4 hours for the small combine to cut the 6 acres, and it was completed as storm clouds moved over the area. Bill Leonards, farm manager at the station, is at the helm of the combine in the photo above.
The other field featured in this blog on the farm of Durel Romaine is expected to be harvested Wednesday.