July 10th, 2020
The last week of June brought conclusion to our 2020 planting season. A string of hot dry days has been stressful on crops – efforts made to retain soil moisture through cover crops and residue management are proving valuable. Dry conditions did allow for well-timed fertilizer and crop protection applications across our land base. Fields are frequently being scouted to assess yield potential, weed pressure, insect pressure, disease pressure, value of genetic traits, and agronomic practices. Winter wheat and green pea harvests are now just around the corner while machinery and grain handling facilities are being prepped accordingly. First cut hay of excellent quality has been harvested and put into storage.