BUNCETON, Mo. — A light breeze drifted across a waving wheat field on David Brumback’s Cooper County farm. Wheat growers, University of Missou…
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — A drive through Illinois in mid-June shows crops in almost every stage of development and condition.
As we start moving into June, there is an increased risk for nitrogen loss through denitrification.
Denitrification is a process by which nitrate is chemically reduced and lost as a gas. Denitrification as a loss pathway is similar to other nitrogen loss pathways as it is driven by water.
With less than half the corn crop and less than a fourth of the soybean crop planted by June 1 this year, farmers are facing difficult decisions.
While good progress has been made toward getting crops in the ground, the adverse early spring conditions are likely to complicate weed management throughout the 2019 growing season.