Hello Kent Soil & Crop members,
The fall in Chatham-Kent has been unreal to say the least, as summer temperatures seemed to carry-on well into the fall months. Most of the harvest saw good field conditions but lately, the rains seem to be slowing us down quite a bit. Soybean yields were spotty across the county while corn has been showing good results for the most part. Lots of cover crops were laid down since the fall was so nice, which is good to see. Keep that soil covered and protected through winter!
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of tar spot in corn and I think just about every corn field in the county saw some degree of infection. Scouting fields will be even more important next year. Lots of fall work is being done preparing for next year’s crop so be safe out there folks.
The KSCIA Directors and myself are working hard on an in-person AGM so stay tuned for more information coming out soon!
Thank-you for your membership and we look forward to seeing you in person again very soon.
Josh Deschryver – President KSCIA
(Josh was born and raised on the family farm–Deschryver Farms–near beautiful Erieau, Ontario. He is a 2004 Ridgetown College graduate who now runs a Pride Seeds dealership – Deschryver Seeds. He has spent 13 years in the Ag Retail Industry and sits on the board of directors for the Kent Soil and Crop Improvement Association. He recently became a PAC member for ALUS Chatham-Kent.)