Don't expect an extended growing season: Lerner's harvest forecast

This year has been a real struggle for huge parts of the Prairies due to the extreme dry bias. July rains have saved some of the acres, and given them a fighting chance. Even though crop conditions have improved, they are by no means out of the woods yet.

Recently on RealAg Radio, Megz Reynolds, from Kyle, Sask., said her crops are looking much better but, “we are two weeks behind normal.”

With later than normal crops, all eyes are focused on the fall conditions and whether or not the late crops will have a few extra weeks of frost-free growing conditions to finish.

Drew Lerner of World Weather inc, tweeted, “An extended growing season is unlikely in Canada Prairies and the north-central United States, meaning normal frost dates within a week or two is far more likely than clear sailing into October. Early frosts cannot be ruled out, but we are not seeing anything in August – at least not now.”

Depending on your region, an average date frost in 2019 would create a disaster for many growers created completely by Mother Nature.

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