VIDEO: Wet spring challenges later-planted wheat

Field Talk with Chris Snip

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I recently spoke with Chris Snip, an agronomist and crop sales specialist with AGRIS Co-operative, about the wheat crop in his area of Essex County.

Snip says that wheat planted into unseeded acres last fall looks quite good, but later-planted wheat after soybeans is struggling from wet conditions – particularly in clay soils – in Essex County. Much of the wheat in that area has yet to get a first application of nitrogen due to wet soils, and some wheat-planted fields could use a herbicide application.

However, in colder weather, Snip adds that it’s best to delay a herbicide application to avoid stressing the crop, especially while nights continue to remain cold.

To hear my full conversation with Chris, watch the video above.

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John Greig

John Greig has spent his career in agriculture journalism and communications. He lives on a farm near Ailsa Craig, Ontario. Contact John at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @jgreig

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