Thursday, May 6, 2010

I look forward to helping you keep updated on the progress of our 2010 SW Ontario corn, soybean, wheat and alfalfa crops.

The spring of 2010 will undoubtedly go down as one of the most unique in the history of SW Ontario agriculture.To have 70% of the Ontario corn crop and 5% of the Ontario soybean crop planted by May 1st is unprecedented.
The shot above was taken on Hwy 21 just south of Thamesville on Thurs May 6.
Its truly remarkable how fast the corn crop can be planted if farmers have favourable weather.
Of course the size of todays farming equipment certainly helps make things happen in a hurry.The shot above was taken on Veterans Memorial Hwy just north of Dundas Street on the east side of London today.

It will be interesting to see how much truth lies in the old adage
" plant in the dust and your bins will bust."
Certainly planting conditions have been very favourable this spring.
Without any heavy rains, the majority of seedbeds have worked up in great shape providing a conducive environment for uniform emergence.
The shot above was taken on Wed May 5 on 78 Hwy just west of Dresden, Ontario.

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