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Crop progress week of April 5

Crop Progress April 7
A planter full of tablestock potatoes

Soil temperatures in the 50’s and excellent soil moisture content are condition perfect this week for potato planting as seen in this photo of Timothy Coleman planting along Shirley Road in Elmer, Salem County.

Winter small grain weed management is well underway. Early fall planted grains are tillering and rapidly outgrowing wild garlic and spring mustards. A few fields of winter rye will reach green chop height next week.

Wild garlic is prolific this year and in some late planted fall cover crop fields is the dominant vegetation.