Box Elder County Agriculture & Natural Resources
Box Elder County has some of the most productive soils in Utah that are used for wheat, corn grain and silage, barley, oats, safflower, alfalfa and onion production. Soils along the benches of the mountains from Willard to Brigham City support fruit tree production of apricots, sweet and tart cherries, peaches, pears and apples.
Box Elder County was the number one county in total grain production for the State of Utah and was the State’s largest producer of winter wheat in 2003, producing 59 percent of the State total. Box Elder County growers produced more than 2.5 million bushels of wheat on the fertile drylands and irrigated fields. The county is also number one or in the top five counties for barley, spring wheat, corn grain and silage and alfalfa and other hay production.
Box Elder County ranks #1 in Utah in beef cattle inventory at about 40,500 head which also ranks 88th in the nation. The county is also home to 10,000 dairy cows and 35,600 head of sheep.
Crop & Livestock Budgets
Crop and livestock budgets contain documents and information for beef, safflower, wheat, corn and calf for 2013 and 2015.
Crop trials has yearly information on Alfalfa Variety Trials, Small Grain Forage Trials, and Safflower & Oil Seed Trials.
Fruit trees has recommendations and descriptions for several fruit trees as well as information on the different insects and tree diseases that can affect fruit trees.
Small Fruit Production
Small fruit production includes information on site preparation, planting, caring, and harvesting for raspberries, blueberries, elderberries, currants/gooseberries, and strawberries.
Extension specialist have published several helpful articles on insect pests, soils, and control of iron chlorosis. Select a topic and browse through many helpful resources.
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