USDA Reminds Farmers to Certify Conservation Compliance by June 1 Deadline
USDA Office of Communications sent this bulletin at 04/16/2015 03:00 PM EDT
Release No. 0099.15
Contact: Office of Communications (202)720-4623
USDA Reminds Farmers to Certify Conservation
I have gotten a couple calls this morning on evaluating wheat and maybe other small grains that were emerging with the frost damage last night. Although we were very cold last night, I want everyone to use caution in making quick assessments as to how damaged small grains were. Here are some thoughts:
Just a quick reminder about liquid fertilizers sitting out in planters or tenders. With the cold temperatures, we could see some crystallization of some of the liquid fertilizer products. Nucleus O-Phos, the 100% orthophosphate fertilizer from Helena, for example, will start to form crystals at temperatures above freezing, like 38°F.
It is very easy to already see the kochia control of fall applied herbicides. In this field sprayed last fall you can see kochia growing on the left of the picture while nothing is coming on the right side that was sprayed.