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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Area crops robust with hot season ahead

Local agronomists say that area farmers are enjoying good conditions and the crops are really taking off as we head into the hottest months of the year.

Eric Wright is a manager at County Pride Agronomy in Bingham Lake and he says the local crops are doing well and headed in the right direction, but as always, time will tell.

“Corn, when it gets to this stage, typically takes about an inch of water a week for what it consumes,” said Wright. “So if your soils and subsoils aren’t full, and you’re not getting any rain, then that is not a good combination. But as long as we keep getting these showers like we have been, we should be alright.”

Most of the state has been in a state of drought, and according to data at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, there are only about seven counties in the state with normal moisture conditions, and Cottonwood County is in the center of that normal area.

For more on this story, please see the July 5 edition of the Citizen.

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