This long and drawn out stretch of hot and dry weather in Ontario has sucked the potential out of a number of crops. High temperatures and no rain have put the brakes on some great looking early planted crops. For crops that manage to hang on through the stresses of a hot and dry July like soybeans, the month of August may provide some hope. Timely rains and moderate temperatures can push those plants to put more pods out in August and make for a great yielding crop.
In this episode of the Soybean School, Ken Currah of PRIDE Seeds gives us an overview of the Southern Ontario soybean crop and provides us with some advice on what to look out for as we head into what, in soybeans is the yield determining month.
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