A plan of action will be discussed at a farmer’s meeting scheduled for tomorrow. One option might be to harvest some of the field, and leave other sections unharvested for the program.
If the farmer’s wait too long, the crop’s yield is likely to decrease. Wheat that’s harvested overripe is more likely to shatter. A late harvest also gives deer more time to snack. On the plus side, the variety of modern wheat planted this year has a longer “beard” than a similar variety planted last year. The beard is a deer deterrent.