Now that the winter wheat acres are being harvested, growers should be taking inventory of their problem weeds and taking action this fall against these weeds when time permits. Scentless chamomile, wild carrot, curl dock, Canada fleabane, spreading atriplex, annual bluegrass and dandelions...
CROP CORNER- ON THE LOOKOUT FOR WBC IN HALDIMAND AND NIAGARA
July and August is an ideal time to walk corn fields looking for Western bean cutworm (WBC), a pest that has emerged in recent years as a threat to corn crops in Haldimand and Niagara. WBC larvae feed on the silk, pollen and cob tip, and can be found buried in the corn ear late into the fall.
Due to unseasonably cool and wet conditions, the 2017 planting season is off to a late start. Although everyone is eager to be out in the fields as the ground finally begins to dry, the tail-end effects of last summer’s lack of rain are further disrupting 2017’s spring planting season.