There are some dismal looking soybean crops throughout parts of Ontario as a result of the extreme summer heat. Late summer rains have provided some relief to those fields but have left producers wondering if it’s too little too late. It’s not just the heat that’s pushed those soybean fields to the brink. The weakened state of the crop has also left it susceptible to pests and disease. Spider mites in particular have taken their toll on an already devastated crop.
That begs the question, is it really too little too late for those crops? In some areas it is, but as Peter Johnson of OMAFRA explains, some of those fields house a remnant that could recover in time for harvest.
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