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OMAFRA: Crop conditions, April 20

April 25, 2023  By Field Crop News

The weather was unseasonably warm late in the week of April 10, with maximum temperatures exceeding 24 C in most of the agricultural regions of the province. Crops already in the ground responded well to the heat and growth progressed quickly. With more typical single-digit temperatures last week, crop development is expected to slow and staging should become more normal for the time of year as a result.

Snow meltwater in many areas has drained away rapidly, leaving soil surface conditions drier than usual. Many producers took advantage of the warm weather to get manure spread, fertilizer applied and tillage done ahead of seeding. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are reporting normal soil moisture conditions in all agricultural regions of the province. Depth to moisture is still appropriate for seeding where soil conditions are fit.

The full report contains information on AgriCorp deadlines, weed management, soybean traits packages and what to know prior to seeding, and summaries of the crop talk occurring at breakfast meetings across the province. |READ MORE



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