A week of outstanding growing conditions is behinds us. As humidity was high, hay making was a challenge. Good prices are quoted on high quality product. As the drought in the US continues hay prices will continue to be strong.
The big “winner” in this drought has been the price of Barley. Prices are now reported of well over $270 per MT. Silage prices are escalating in some locales; empty silage pits help as well.
Canola bugs are low after first spraying. I am hoping we can get away with one spray this year.
Water use has been significant for all crops, don’t quit irrigating. Monitor intensely.
Be careful about irrigating during flowering of Wheat. Fusarium levels can escalate during periods of high humidity.
Go slow on irrigating Corn; this crop has not used much water yet.
May your bushes be BIG…..