Nebraska farmer says timely rains helped recharge soil, crop conditions last month
A South-Central Nebraska farmer says timely rains have made a night and day difference for crop conditions.
Eric Hausermann tells Brownfield he was going to only plant two-thirds of his crops due to drought and then plans changed. “Because it was looking pretty bleak prior to starting to receive some rains. We did some planting prior to receiving some rains because we head already to committed to doing that with the hopes of starting to receive some rains and we’ve benefited from that since then.”
He says recharging the soil profile still has a ways to go. “Subsoil moisture has really improved since the first of May, and surprisingly to us, we’ve only really irrigated once.”
Hausermann says emergence was above normal and weed pressure has been below normal despite moisture making it more difficult to spray.