Winter. We all know it’s coming, but it’s the waiting that really gets you. This is the time of year when you can’t make any definitive plans based on the weather because everything is just so uncertain in this time between seasons. So when will this winter get started, and what should we be looking… Read More

The effects of periodic rain during summer harvest can range from inconvenient to extremely disruptive depending on the amount. That effect grows exponentially when rain comes at this time of year. It just takes that much longer for fields to dry out in this cold. It’s a fact that is weighing on the minds of… Read More

Patience is being tested in farmers living in Southern Ontario as the wrap up for soybean harvest for some and the beginning of corn harvest for others has been prolonged by some wet weather. It doesn’t look as though relief is going to come in the immediate future either. This week on the RealWeatherWatch we… Read More

For most of the west, this harvest season has been ideal. Warm to hot weather accompanied by warmer than normal nights made for some late nights and some early starts during the beginning of the season. Even with the great weather, farmers are still pushing their limits as that nagging sense of “it will all… Read More

Soybean harvest is underway and farmers throughout Ontario are geared to go. This time of year gets farmers particularly antsy and edgy as we ride the line between seasons. That line can bring with it all kinds of instability and a host of random weather events that can make harvest a long drawn out process…. Read More

Can agriculture help to mitigate the effects of climate change while protecting biodiversity and maintaining profitability? That is what Dr Pam Berry refers to as the triple win scenario. Dr Berry is with the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University in England. She realizes that these opportunities are rare, but she also notes that it… Read More

It’s been a tough year for farmers here in Ontario. As a sopping wet spring lead its way into a dry, hot summer, things aren’t looking overly optimistic for the upcoming harvest. Corn and soybean fields across the province are hugely variable in terms of development and stand but where we find variability we also… Read More

 

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