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AgDay Daily Recap -April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY

APRIL 9, 2014

 

CROP PROGRESS REPORT:

GOOD MORNING I'M TYNE MORGAN. IN FOR CLINTON GRIFFITHS. WHILE LATE PLANTING RUMORS HAVE SURFACED, WE FINALLY GET OUR FIRST GLIMPSE AT PLANTING PROGRESS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

I-80 TOUR:

JUST AS WE DO EVERY PLANTING SEASON, I'LL BE TRACKING PLANTING ACROSS THE I-80 CORRIDOR FOR EIGHT WEEKS. WHILE SOME STATES ARE STILL WAITING TO THAW OR DRY OUT BEFORE FARMERS EVEN THINK ABOUT PLANTING, IN NEBRASKA, IT'S NEEDING MORE MOISTURE THAT'S THEIR BIGGEST CONCERN.

WEED PRESSURE:

WHILE THE HARSH WINTER IS MAKING IT TOUGH FOR FARMERS IN OTHER AREAS TO GET IN THE FIELD, IT MAY HELP CONTROL DAMAGING INSECTS THIS SPRING. FARM JOURNAL AGRONOMIST KEN FERRIE SAYS FOR INSECTS THAT LAY EGGS CLOSE THE SURFACE, SURVIVAL RATE WILL BE DOWN. THAT INCLUDES SOY BEETLES AND ROOTWORM BEETLES. BUT HE SAYS SOME OF THE DEEPER BURROWING INSECTS, LIKE WIRE WORM, THE KILL RATE WASN'T AS HIGH. WE MAY SEE A LITTLE HELP WITH INSECT PRESSURE, BUT FERRIE SAYS THE WINTER HAD THE REVERSE EFFECT ON WEEDS.

WHEAT CONDITIONS:

AS YOU SAW IN THE NERBASKA PLANTING UPDATE, WHEAT IN THE WESTERN HALF OF THE STATE LOOKS GOOD. AND NASS' MOST RECENT CONDITIONS REPORT REFLECTS THAT.

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