Last fall’s wheat planting season was late, causing some wheat to be planted in marginal conditions. Further, an early N season came upon us this spring as we were hit with several weeks of wet conditions, leaving compaction areas throughout the fields.
As planting rolls on, the next job that requires our attention is our T3 fungicide application in wheat. The main reason for a T3 application is to protect against Fusarium Head Blight, a grain disease that reduces yield through light test weights and increases vomitoxin levels in infected grain.
There’s lots of talk of another late spring in the Peninsula. But is it really? The 14-day forecast is looking pretty good… Besides, a late(r) spring than the rest of the province is a normal in Haldimand/Niagara.