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Photo Gallery: Fall Harvest

Photo Gallery: Fall Harvest

Jim Beaty, superintendent of Purdue University's Agronomy Center for Research and Education, says this year's harvest might be the fastest he has seen in his 25 years at the West Lafayette operation.

"The crops matured early, and we've had three weeks of ideal, dry weather to get them out of the ground," he said. "I'd say this certainly feels like a record year."

Agricultural Communication photographer Tom Campbell caught up with researchers, students and other workers as they harvested a summer's worth of research. He produced a photo gallery of their activity.

Work for most people at the centers is winding down, but not for Beaty and his crew. They will begin working on fall tillage and fertilization, planting cover crops, winter wheat and native plants and beginning annual equipment repairs - all of which lead the crew into the spring of 2011 and Beaty's 26th crop season.

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 Fall Harvest