Second cutting of alfalfa underway in Merced County

A report on crop conditions for Merced County for the week ending May 15 has been released by the Merced County Agricultural Commissioner’s office.

The oat harvest is ongoing, and the second cutting of alfalfa has begun. Corn and cotton fields are being planted.

Strawberry harvest continues. Outdoor nursery stock field fumigations are winding down. Bell pepper, cantaloupe, honeydew, sweet potato and tomato planting continue. Asparagus harvest is winding down, and sweet potato field fumigations continue.

Supplemental livestock feeding continues. Rangeland conditions are good.

-- Carol Reiter