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Peanut Production During a Drier, Warmer Spring

AUBURN, Ala.— Alabama peanut producers wrestled with the late-season drought during the fall of 2016. Little rainfall made for a dry harvest. Producers hoped for relief with rain during the winter, but recent drought monitor readings show more than 70 percent of the…

Soybean Planting in Warm Spring Weather

AUBURN, Ala.—Producers understand the risks associated with planting crops where irrigation is not available and rain is not forecast. Soil moisture is one of the major concerns for farmers as they head into planting season. The late-season drought of 2016 caused issues…

Corn Production During a Drier, Warmer Spring

Planting risks Warmer and drier conditions may present a challenge to dryland corn growers, especially because of their reliance on adequate rainfall. Warmer soils promote vigorous germination, aggressive growth, and fewer seedling diseases and nematode problems. If the field is…

Wheat Production During a Warmer, Drier Spring

Crop Growth and Yield risks Lodging can occur as a result of excessive growth promoted by above average ambient temperatures. Freeze events affect the base of the plants, increasing their susceptibility to lodging if heavy spring winds occur. A shorter…