Managing Crops in a Severe Drought
Posted: July 12, 2012
Many areas of Pennsylvania are experiencing a severe drought due to the lack of rain since late May. Corn growth has stopped in many areas and in the worst areas corn fields are beginning to dry up. Other grain and forage crops are drought stressed as well. Although we can do little to change the weather, we can make some management decisions now to help minimize losses and salvage as much from a bad situation as possible. Some key questions that silage and grain producers should consider can be found on this blog.
In addition, there is a special webinar on Wednesday, June 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time. The webinar is entitled “Managing through the Drought” and is offered by the American Society of Agronomy. It will feature a panel of experts who will discuss numerous drought-related topics. Go to the registration website to register for the webinar.