Crop Report: Farmers Still Fighting

1 decade 2 years 5 months ago Tuesday, May 29 2007 May 29, 2007 Tuesday, May 29, 2007 8:52:31 PM CDT May 29, 2007 in News
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COLUMBIA (AP) - Farmers in parts of Missouri are fighting the weather as spring planting continues. Wet conditions in northwest Missouri have delayed the planting of some row crops. But in eastern Missouri, dry conditions have halted soybean planting. In the rest of the state, the Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service reports that planting of corn and soybeans is moving at the normal pace. Thousands of acres in northwest Missouri that flooded in early May got additional rain last week, stopping farmers from replanting corn or putting in soybeans and milo. Meanwhile, the armyworm infestation in the southern two-thirds of the state is mostly under control. Farmers have been spraying hay and wheat fields with insecticide to stop the voracious caterpillars.

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