2017 may well be remembered for the spring that just kept on giving. From flooding to hail, Mother Nature threw just about every challenge imaginable at Ontario farmers during the early portion of the growing season.
But despite difficult conditions that wreaked havoc on spring tillage, planting, weed control and nutrient application, farmers have persevered. In this episode of RealAgriculture Corn School, Bernard Tobin and Pride Seeds market agronomist Aaron Stevanus take a look at some of the ‘wins’ of spring 2017. “It really is a year where growers have been rewarded for good management and their ongoing commitment to strong agronomic practices,” says Stevanus.
In the video, Stevanus and Tobin look at how corn is fighting back from severe flooding; the benefit of strip tillage in a wet, backward spring; and how rotation and soil health can give a crop a fighting chance when planting and early growing conditions turn ugly.
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