Fall is just around the corner, and harvest is about to begin for many. With recent rains, the crop in our area is pretty much “made” and will have what it needs to finish. I think I can speak for everyone currently harvesting vegetables, that we hope the tap turns off about now so that we can all enjoy a nice dry harvest and get cover crops and wheat planted in good conditions. On the whole, crops look great, which will be a welcome conclusion to the 2020 season.
At KSCIA, we have been keeping socially distant and put our rural internet connections to-the-test to meet over zoom, online. We’ve had to cancel any sort of twilight tour for 2020, but there will be an AGM. Please stay tuned for coming details.
Matt Smyth – President KSCIA
(My family and I farm south of Chatham, growing tomatoes, cucumbers, seed corn and cash crops. I graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 2013, and came right home to farm after that. We have been using cover crops on our farm for many years and continue to try to fit them in more often, while reducing tillage where possible).