Nebraska farmer pleased with this year’s crop progress
A South-Central Nebraska farmer says his crops are catching up after a slow start to the growing season.
Walt Traudt of Clay Center tells Brownfield some of his corn and soybeans suffered because of weather. “Because of the high winds in March, April and the beginning of May. They’re coming around. We’ve caught some beneficial rains. We’re really hoping for a very nice October and November and we should be fine.”
He says last week he received about two inches of rain and some high winds. “I’ll take a little bit of wind damage to capture a little bit of rain.”
But, Traudt says, weed pressure is a concern for soybeans. “Palmer, Palmer and Palmer and it’s just a joy. But if we can get the crop in early, get it canopied, then we are having some good success there.”
He spoke with Brownfield at the 2022 Nebraska Pork Expo.