Cotton harvest 85% complete, alfalfa planting continues

A report on crop conditions for Merced County for the week ending Sunday has been released by the Merced County Agricultural Commissioner's office.

The cotton harvest is 85 percent complete, and the silage corn harvest is complete. New alfalfa planting continues. The pomegranate harvest is complete.

Sweet potato and radicchio harvests continue. Sweet potato hot beds and field preparation are ready to start.

Pasture and range conditions are good, with supplemental feeding of hay and nutrients to livestock continuing.

-- Carol Reiter