Evening Edition | Tuesday, November 1, 2022
In this Evening Edition, read about a century farm in Nebraska, fall nitrogen strategies, and harvest conditions across the country.
Nebraska Century Farm
Robert and Susanne Jones own and operate their family's 121-year-old ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska. Their four children pitch in full-time or part-time.
Most of the original ranch headquarters buildings remain, including two barns and a two-story house built in 1882.
Learn more about this ranch's history and its future in the article linked below.
Only 28% of the U.S. winter wheat crop is in good or excellent condition, one of the worst starts for the crop in years, said the USDA’s Crop Progress report on Monday.
Three-quarters of winter wheat land is in drought, including nine of every 10 acres in Kansas, the top wheat producing state.
Find out how this year's crop compares to 2021 in the article linked below.
- READ MORE: Winter wheat crop in poor shape amid drought
XtremeAg’s Kelly Garrett and Kevin Matthews are finishing up harvest, while Matt Miles is going for a triple crop in southeast Arkansas.
Matthews, who farms in North Carolina, says, "Our first planted soybeans have been harvested. Now we are moving into our double crop beans."
For more about the XtremeAg farmers' progress, click the link below.
- READ MORE: Three crops in one season?
Perks of fall nitrogen (N) applications include the ability to shift some spring workload to the fall and applying N in more favorable soil conditions.
However, fewer fall N applications occur now than in recent years, says Fabian Fernandez, University of Minnesota (U of M) Extension nutrient specialist.
Read on for four ways to get the most out of your fall N dollar.
- READ MORE: 4 fall nitrogen strategies