I took this video in 2010 when a lot of corn was planted in mid April and had emerged nicely only to be hit with a frost in May. Although the injury looked bad at the time, because the growing point was below the ground the crop made a complete recovery and 2010 saw record high provincial corn yield... Continue reading
There is a significant increase in acres of new forage seedings. Many forage seedings are already in the ground. Ensure good seed-to-soil contact by preparing a firm seedbed. Forage inventories are exceptionally low for this time of year, with record high hay prices being reported.
Frost Damaged ... Continue reading
There was an early break in alfalfa dormancy in early- to mid-March. In some areas, significant alfalfa growth (up to 6 - 8 inches or more) was frost damaged when colder temperatures returned on March 30th (-7°C or colder). Damage was most severe in south-western Ontario, on good healthy stands... Continue reading