After a deluge of rain last week, London-area farmers are anxious to get their corn planted.
But an agronomist is advising them to wait until their fields have dried out.
“Farmers will have to have some patience this week,” said Peter Johnson, an agronomist with Real Agriculture.
Earlier planting increases chances of a good harvest but planting on soil that is too wet risks soil compaction that can stifle root growth, he said.
Johnson said there was a wide variation of rainfall across the region last week ranging from a low of about 30 mm around Bayfield to more than 100 mm in some areas. Read more