The drought conditions in Ontario this year squashed the potential of what was looking to be an exceptional corn crop. A number of producers suffered crop failures in some of the hardest hit areas. It wasn’t just corn that was affected. The extreme heat took it’s toll across a number of different crops. The damage done by that extreme heat and lack of moisture led some producers to take extreme measures to keep it from occurring again.
Judge Family Farms is one operation that’s taken those measures. The farm may be the first in Ontario to install drip irrigation throughout an entire field in an effort to provide much needed moisture to their corn and soybean crops in good or bad weather. RealAgriculture.com Ontario correspondent Bernard Tobin got a good look at the project from Farm Manager Todd Boughner.
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