With many corn stands in Ontario looking fabulous, the weather challenges in the southern tip of the province have been a real issue. The photos in this RealCropUpdate were submitted by Philip Shaw, a farmer in Dresden, Ontario.
In early May, north of Dresden and Wallaceburg, Ontario received between 1.4 and 4 inches which tormented the planted corn. This past Monday Philip received an additional 1.1 inches which has the corn underwater in some fields as you can see in above right photo. This has forced some corn to re-planted in the area which is less than ideal due to the shortage of the premium hybrids with the seed shortage. Not only are these farmers replanting but they are also doing so with older hybrid corn hybrids. While the majority of the province is looking for some moisture, Dresden and area are searching for some drier days.
The soybeans have not emerged yet in the Dresden area but Philip commented that there will be some re-planting due to the high amounts of soil moisture.
On the left you can see the giant ragweed that was present in the field before it was sprayed with 2,4-D Ester, Valtera and Roundup. In the right photo you can see how effective the tank mix was. The ragweed was sprayed on May 14th and it appears to be controlled and taken care of.
If you have any photos or video from your farm this summer we would love to post them to show all our readers and viewers how the crops are progressing. If you want more agronomic information check out the Wheat School, Corn School or Soybean School.