The annual Wheat Quality Council's Hard Winter Wheat tour wrapped up
Thursday, May 19, with a total weighted average yield estimate of 39.7 bushels
per acre (bpa). The tour's final tally last year was an estimated 58.1 bpa.
FHard Winter Wheat Tour Final Results
Commodity prices are up, but farmers in the Texas Panhandle will struggle
to produce a crop under current drought conditions. As irrigation declines,
they are also finding ways to adapt to more dryland crop production.
:^Texas Drought Takes Toll on Farmers
Temperatures are likely to fall below 3 Celsius (37 Fahrenheit) marked in
yellow for May 20, representing the best risk for frost conditions in a cold
pattern this week. (National Institute of Meteorology graphic)
=^Southern Brazil Risk of Weekend Frost
Farmers can take steps to mitigate potential soybean emergence issues due
to lower-than-normal germination rates in some soybean seed varieties and lots
=^Soybean Seed Germination Concerns
Most retail fertilizer prices continued to be higher in the second week of
May 2022 compared to a month ago. Two fertilizers, however, were slightly lower
in price this week.
BDTN Retail Fertilizer Trends