Arlington Agricultural Research Station – 2011 Report

2011 season is described from an agronmic perspective.

The 2011 season started off unseasonable cold well into May resulting in delayed start to the cropping season. For example, the new seedings of alfalfa established very slowly in April, corn planting was a week later than 2010, and grazing was delayed until adequate forage was available (May 13). Organic corn was planted on a typical timeline but emergence was affected by black cutworm. Rainfall was consistent with the long term average in April but the rest of the season very dry with no significant rainfall events until late September. Rainfall and growing degree units are shown in Figs 1&2.

Author: J. Hedtcke