Today’s quick hits, May 6, 2022

Nantucket says no to fertilizer: In hopes of aiding scallop and other fisheries, residents of Nantucket Island voted overwhelmingly to ban the use of landscaping fertilizers, which some blame for local algae blooms. (Boston Globe)

Oklahoma wheat crop halved: Growers will harvest half as much hard red winter wheat in Oklahoma this year as they did in 2021 — an estimated 57 million bushels — due to drought and high winds that stunted the crop. (DTN/Progressive Farmer)

Indiana lifts HPAI controls: In a step that marked “significant progress,” the Indiana Board of Animal Health ended all bird flu control areas in the state, which has lost 188,403 turkeys and ducks in nine outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza. (BOAH)

Corn planting will pay: Futures prices are currently high enough that farmers would see more revenue from late-planted and lower-yielding corn than from collecting a prevented planting payment from crop insurers. (farmdoc daily)

Gustin is top writer: Georgina Gustin of Inside Climate News won the writer of the year award from North American Agricultural Journalists for a story about land clearing that threatens the Amazon’s role as a counterweight to climate change. (NAAJ)