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LEARNING FROM 2017 AND LOOKING TOWARDS 2018

The 2017 cropping season was a ‘unique’ one. Rainy, cool conditions delayed planting significantly, and were followed by more rain and more cold temperatures.

DON'T CHEAT YOUR WHEAT

Don't Cheat Your Wheat2017 was another great year for the wheat crop. While not quite as heavy as 2016, many growers were pleased with yields this year.  With the wet spring and troubles getting the soybean crop into the ground there is concern about our ability to get wheat in this ...

FIGHTING PROBLEM WEEDS

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.

CROP CORNER- 2017 PLANTING SEASON

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.