As soon as conditions are just right, farmers across Canada are antsy to begin their spring seeding. In some parts of the country, #plant21 is already well underway by mid-late April, with other areas getting off to a slower start. No matter what your progress is, this episode of Inputs is packed with tips and reminders from two experts to help you kick off the spring season.
First up is Ben Rosser, the corn specialist at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs based in Guelph, Ont., who gives a status update on corn planting in Ontario and shares some helpful tips to keep in mind as the season continues. Then, Jeremy Boychyn, agronomy research extension specialist for Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, joins us from Calgary to chat about spring cereals, seeding progress and soil conditions, and some important initiatives underway on the Prairies.