ONTARIO FIELD CROP REPORT – April 26, 2018

Although there are exceptions, generally the crop has greened up nicely and is in good condition. Very little nitrogen has been applied. The warm, sunny and breezy conditions over the weekend of the 21st did provide some with an opportunity to get nitrogen applied on well drained ground prior to rainfall on the 25th (Figure 1), but provincially the majority of fields are without a nitrogen application. As was the case during the 2017 season, scouting for rust will be important since spores can reach Ontario with the south winds.