crops field specialist
Severe weather in late May and early June of 2004 caused crop damage in parts of Clay, Emmet, and Kossuth county. The damage to the corn and soybean crops included hail damage, flooding damage and soil erosion damage. Some fields appeared only slightly damaged and other fields required replanting.
The County Extension Education Directors (CEED) and I surveyed the damage. Farmers and agri-business personnel offered input for meetings and educational materials. A replant handout was prepared that discussed yield potential, effect of planting date on crop yields, hybrid/variety selection, and herbicide concerns.
The meetings were held as follows.
Date County Town attendance May 26 Clay Spencer 45 June 15 Emmet Ringsted 31 June 17 Kossuth Swea City 28
The impact of the of replant options was about $225.00 per acre on corn acres and about $200.00 per acre on soybean acres where replanting was needed. Crop acres that did not need replanting had an impact of about $45.00 per acre. There were other impacts from the meetings also. These impacts included an increased understanding of corn herbicide replant options, and a better understanding of corn and soybean plant development.
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