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Above average May rain and how it affects us

Our area received above average rainfall in May which changed a once parched wheat crop into one with great potential. According to the Colorado Mesonet, May rainfall in our area ranged from 2.2 inches at the Burlington south weather station to 4.4 at the Akron weather station.

Every producer I have spoken with over the last couple of weeks is planning to apply or has already applied a fungicide to prevent an outbreak of wheat stripe rust given the conditions that it thrives. An extension top dress nitrogen experiment is showing a large difference in yield potential between high application ra...


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