Indiana farmer says dry conditions have returned on her farm

A northwest Indiana farmer says their irrigation is running in full force.

Denise Scarborough says this growing season started off dry, was followed by ample rains, and now, “We have become extremely dry again, and the hot weather this week is pretty concerning for anything non-irrigated, but we’re back up and have all of our pivots running again on all of our farm.”

She tells Brownfield there has been some disease pressure this year and tar spot was found in their county. “We haven’t seen too much on our farm or haven’t had too much disease, but we very much apply fungicides on our crops and try to stay on top of anything that we can.”

Scarborough says they’ve been able to control insects this year, but weed pressure remains problematic. “We’ve got some palmer amaranth and water hemp that has become resistant to a lot of things and it’s become more difficult to control

She says they wrapped up wheat harvest a couple of weeks ago and yields were better than average.

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