Sunday, August 17, 2014
Crops In The Northeast
The beans look really late and many are yellow. Some were so yellow I thought they were very sick until I stopped and looked. We had travelled to an area of dry bean production and the plants were naturally dying. They looked like they had been sprayed with glyphosate and had extreme Manganese tie up.
We have seen a ot of new alfalfa plantings in the last day, too. The alfalfa just looks excellent and I should have stopped and taken a picture for Hay Wilson down in Texas. I didn't see any Boron or Potassium deficiency so they must have their nutrient program up to snuff.
It looks like they had a good cereal crop and we even saw some windrows of straw that hadn't been baled yet. The weather this year has sure put us all on a different schedule. It feels like we haven't quit running since April 1 or whenever the weather first broke.
How are the crops looking in your area? What is your main concern? I am concerned how dry these crops will be and how hard it will be to get harvest finished this year. It looks like a cool September and we really need more heat!