From Provincial Director, Jamie Littlejohn
In my spring letter I commented on the fact that we would have a fall harvest. At the time we were worried about the inability to plant because of the continued wet weather. Albeit yields are always compromised with latter plantings. Today crops look good in the Thames Valley Region except for a few pockets of extreme drought.
At the present time we are experiencing a burst of mid summer temperatures which is ideal for finishing off and advancing maturities of all crops.I see some edibles harvested in my area as well as the odd soybean fields looking days away from harvest, corn has been drying down rapidly as well.
The Out Door Farm Show was again a great success in our back yard. Oxford county did lead in attendance.
Although I was personally unable to attend all the county summer tours they did look exceptional and appeared to be a great success in all counties. Thanks to the organizers of these events.
As harvest gets into full gear next month please take time to be safe. As well, please share your plot results.
From Elgin & Regional President,
It has been another season of ups and downs; some with too much rain and others with not enough. Best wishes as we head into harvest and remember to slow down and be safe.
Oxford SCIA January 9, 2018
Elgin SCIA January 11, 2018
MiddlesexSCIA February 12, 2018
Ontario SCIA February 13-14,2018