With hot weather and dry conditions this season, irrigation has proven to be crucial to crops recovering from hail damage. That has been the case for Bertrand, Nebraska farmer Creighton Peterson.
Clay Patton recently visited with Peterson to get an update on the growing season for his region.
Due to hail, Peterson said he had to replant over three-fourths of his soybean fields.
With the damage occurring early enough in the growing season, Peterson decided to replant short-season soybeans.
Now into the month of July, Peterson uses two watering systems on his fields: gravity irrigation and pivot irrigation.
He works on the farm with his dad and brother he says communication is important to keep things moving forward.
For Fridays in the Field Clay Patton will continue to follow along with Peterson during this year’s growing season.
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