April, 2012                                                                                                           Volume 3  Issue 2 

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Lyle Holmgren - Box Elder  lyle.holmgren@usu.edu

Clark Israelsen - Cache
Mike Pace - Box Elder
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Scott Williams - Cache

Market Update  
Stocks to Use

U.S. wheat ending stocks for 2011/12 are projected lower over increased feed and residual use which is raised 35 million bushels reflecting higher-than-expected disappearance during the December-February quarter as indicated by the March 1 stocks.   USDA revised wheat ending stocks down 32 million bushels from 825 to 793 million bushels.  View full WASDE report

Farm Safety

According to recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), agricultural work is one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S.

Now is a good time to control the weeds that threaten pastures. What steps can be taken to increase productivity. 

Consider This...  Before Planting Your Corn Too Early

 This spring many farmers have "itchy fingers" when it  comes to planting corn early while others plan to wait for the weather to warm  up a little more.  Research shows that early planted  corn doesn't necessarily produce higher yields this fall.    


Recognizing When You Have Stem Nematode (video) 

Alfalfa Stem Nematode

Alfalfa fields should be greening up by now.  If yours aren't or if you notice small yellowing or crinkled leaves, you may want to inspect your fields closer for alfalfa stem nematode.  View fact sheet 


Wheat Stripe Rust Update

wheat stripe fungus 1


Growers should be actively scouting for rust in winter wheat fields now.   The mild winter we had could lead to an outbreak again this spring if the weather is cool and wet.  Should we have warm and dry spring weather very little rust may occur.  View fact sheet




 Cereal Leaf Beetle In Utah 

Cereal Leaf Beetle

The cereal leaf beetle is a serious threat to grain producers throughout the state.  Although the numbers were down last year, producers should still keep a close eye on their fields.  Here is what you need to watch for.   View fact sheet


Black Grass Bug





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The Aglink Team 
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