Ontario Corn & Soybean Planting Update – May 27, 2011 – Steve Denys

The trials and tribulations of Ontario soybean corn planting is well documented.  An Ontario corn grower told me this morning that even the old timers cannot remember a spring like this one.  With 60-65% of the Ontario corn planted producers are running out of time to get this corn crop in the ground.  If warmer weather does not come soon the great seed switch is about to begin which is less than ideal for all of the Ontario agricultural industry.  the major struggle is how long do you hold onto your corn seed and how much should you drop the planting rate and CHU’s?

Steve Denys, Pride Seeds not only works in the seed industry but also farms himself and is struggling to complete planting.  In the below interview Steve talks about the drop dead date to switch from corn to soybeans and how the much of the US midwest is in the exact same predicament.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. @shaunhaney

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