The drought continues…


The latest USDA-NASS crop weather report for Wyoming didn’t paint a very bright picture for the state. Winter wheat condition was rated at 38% good, 39% fair, and 23% poor or very poor. Yesterday, I was out looking at our winter wheat research plots at SAREC near Lingle, WY. I’d say my wheat strip falls […]

Irrigating crops for emergence

This is a photo of something we don’t often see in southeast Wyoming: corn being furrow irrigated prior to emergence. The last time I remember seeing this practice widespread across the region was in 2002. In most years, we get enough spring moisture that the corn is able to emerge without the need for irrigation. […]

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