New Jersey: Soybeans Being Planted Behind Wheat Harvest – USDA
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 13, 2014.
New Jersey had an average of 6.5 days suitable for field work. According to a reporter Crops currently harvested: arugula, basil, baby spinach, beets, cabbage, cilantro, collards, cucumbers, dill, eggplant, kale, leeks, mint, parsley, peppers, radishes, summer squash, sweet corn, Swiss chard and tomatoes. Farmers who have finished harvesting their winter wheat are beginning to plant soybeans. Field work for the week is irrigation, hay work, finishing wheat harvest/straw, planting double crop beans, corn in tassel & beginning to silk.
Reporters are from Extension Service (Ext), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Conservation District (CD), farmers, commodity specialists, or other knowledgeable individuals.
Cumberland County, Dr. Wesley Kline
Soybeans after wheat are being planted. Following herbs and vegetables are being harvested: arugula, basil, baby spinach and arugula, beets, cabbage, cilantro, collards, cucumbers, summer dandelion, dill, eggplant, kale, leeks, mint, parsley, peppers, radishes summer squash, sweet corn, Swiss chard and tomatoes.
Monmouth County, Bill Sciarappa
Scale and canker on fruit, low worm populations in corn.
Salem County, Jasen Berkowitz
Irrigation, hay work, finishing wheat harvest/straw, planting double crop beans, corn in tassle and beginning to silk, livestock condition good, milk production average for time of year.
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