What Will 2021 Offer

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As 2020 closes, planning for 2021 in agriculture has already begun. The wheat crop has had quite a bit of rain, so get out and check tillers when it dries up see what you have. You may be looking at a late-January application of nitrogen on your wheat if it is dry enough. If the wheat is thin, you can always make hay out of it. 2021 will be a better year. Soon greenhouses will have tobacco plants growing and before we know it we’ll be back in the field. Prices have been better than the last few years on most commodities. Mitigate with strong emergence and focus on how you can get the most uniform emergence from the crop, such as planter calibration, starter fertilizer, high-quality germinating seed, and soil temperatures. The better the uniformity the higher the yield.

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Gary Cross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGary CrossArea Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops Call Gary E-mail Gary N.C. Cooperative Extension, Granville County Center
Posted on Dec 30, 2020
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