The Windstor Star recently reported on record crop insurance payouts to corn and soybean farers following the wet spring in 2019. The article references Ben Rosser, a corn specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, who said in some areas including Lambton County and the Niagara region, farmers are just starting to harvest corn. He said a stretch of warm weather in late September and October helped the late-planted corn mature before frosts came.
According to Horst Bohner, a soybean specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, 2019 was a year of extremes. It was such a wet spring that soybeans were planted a month later in June and July. “It was likely the latest planting season we’ve ever had in the last 40 years,” Bohner said.
Ontario-based Velocity Green, who specialize in live-brewed organic bacteria applications designed to improve soil health, said Spring applications of ACR-SR can help farmers avoid this problem in 2020, should we see another wet spring.
“The bacteria in ACF-SR help the roots grow deeper, while creating more hair roots so they can absorb water from deeper soil. In general, the plant is healthier as the bacteria aid in transforming inorganic nutrients into organic, water-soluble forms, as well as improve nitrogen and phosphorous uptake,” says Michael Sheppard, Sales Director at Velocity Green.
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