Don’t let the soil temperature prevent you from putting corn or beans in the ground, however you want to make sure the forecast doesn’t assume cold rain.
That’s right, it’s May now, and that means the soil temperature as a landmark for planting is thrown out the window, but cold drinking water is still bad for corn and soybeans. If the soil isn’t suitable, regardless of temperature and forecast, don’t panic – there’s still time to harvest in good conditions without sacrificing too much yield potential, says Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson.
Of course, this is provided that the fields you are trying to sow are not underwater, like much of northern Ontario, southern Manitoba and North Dakota. Our apologies if they are.
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- WOW. We are going from the wettest April in 128 years to the driest April in 128 years – there is no justice.
- Winnipeg had the wettest April in 150 years
- Last year, farmers in Emma, the Rhine River district, survived a drought. Now they have water, snow and more water. Late beginning of spring. Farmers are very busy in this area.
- In Nevada and West Texas, Colorado, the driest April in 128 years. Do they have to make some incredible decisions: drinking water, watering, hydroelectricity?
- West Texas is a dust collector
- How do we deal with this?
- The 34,000-acre farm operates organically in open space with wind and erosion – tillage in the organic system is not necessarily sustainable
- Mother nature, of course, is not so maternal
- You can no longer buy Edition 75 in Ontario
- Use Crop Protection Hub instead (find it here)
- Mike Cowbro, OMAFRA Weed Specialist, is looking for feedback to make it as useful and user-friendly as possible
- We don’t think it’s a slow start here in Ontario. Soil temperature at this point does not matter. In the daytime heat on heavy clay soils the soil temperature rose to 13 degrees Celsius, and in the daytime heat on the best soil types to 18-19 degrees Celsius. If you had seeds in the ground, it would start to grow
- Yes, you need to think about cooling the drink. So this is the only time you will ever pull the drill out of the field. And now remember, sweet corn is not field corn. This is corn corn, corn, shaky!
- Important only 24 hours after you have planted the seeds in the ground.
- If the land is suitable, give “hey, damn it” (but wait until the land comes up)
- Paul Hermans looked at the impact of planting dates on yields, from May 1 to May 20, the yield loss during this period was about 3%. It is better to plant in good soil conditions on May 15, if the conditions are bad
- The optimal window for soybeans starts around April 20th or 25th and reaches May 15th!
- Continuing, wheat reached the 31st stage of growth.
- Suddenly everyone goes, oh, we have no nitrogen! Hit a lot of nitrogen. But if you didn’t, will you roll out now?
- Dr. Dave Hooker says that the high growth rate of wheat from the 31st or 32nd growth stage to 10 days after cultivation strongly correlates with yield. There is still time, but hurry
- Where the farmer put Eragon before weed wheat appeared last fall and it worked really well
- Annual weeds are now just coming in. Some perennials – dandelions go beyond the stage where you get any control. Time goes by.
- If there is no disease, do not apply the fungicide in the time of the herbicide! Save the fungicides for when we need them
- The number of bee killings is increasing this spring. Varroa mites and extra stress
- What about nitrogen and herbicide together? Why? What’s the use? You can really reduce yields
- Warren says the clover comes very slowly; can it be frost damage? No, it’s a base 5 crop, so it’s slower than wheat, but all will be well.
- Growth stage 30 on the main stem is the time for PGR, but ONLY if you need it. Check out the wheat school here.
- We enter the elongation of the stem
- Triticale is fun! Are we feeding for stability or for a harvest? This is the yield, baby, and what is the next crop in crop rotation?