Thursday, June 13, 2024
Chris Judd

A discouraging year for Pontiac farmers

Spring flooding of rivers, creeks, municipal and provincial ditches and fields that turned into lakes, preventing draining of both open ditches and tile drains delayed spring tillage and seeding. Flooded ditches and tile drain outlets made even many tile drained fields look like lakes. It became almost impossible to exchange full season hybrids for earlier maturing seed because most farms were trying to do the same. Some fields were never tilled or seeded.

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