Is there a greater time for extreme water? – Agriculture

Excessive water on crops can occur a number of totally different occasions within the 12 months. Mother Nature has the ultimate say on when too-wet soil situations happen, however good soil construction and avoiding compaction can reduce the size of time roots keep submerged.

When wanting on the idea of water-logging — when your vegetation have an excessive amount of water (sorry, drought zone), the interplay between the dimensions of the plant and the time of the 12 months performs an enormous function in how massive the ultimate yield influence shall be.

As mentioned on episode 86 of The Agronomists, there isn’t essentially a transparent higher or worse time of 12 months for it to occur.

Dr. Mario Tenuta, of the University of Manitoba, says water-logging will most severely influence vegetation underneath heat temperature situations.

“Those roots are extra energetic, they want extra oxygen, and likewise the opposite soil organisms want oxygen as nicely,” he explains. “Now, early on, when it’s cooler, quickly after emergence, that drawdown of oxygen within the system takes lots longer to happen [than] underneath the cool situations.”

While the plant could possibly develop by the water-logging higher within the spring, nevertheless, it brings an entire totally different set of issues, with the highest one being illness threat.

“When you might have that early season water-logging, now you might have began having a plant system that isn’t actually suited nicely to defend itself, particularly its very younger root system, and it’s simply susceptible to numerous root rots,” Tenuta says. “So sure — they’re extra tolerant of it. However, there’s this challenge with ailments, so that you see your remedies are going to be extraordinarily necessary. And that form of state of affairs as nicely.”

Another consideration goes to be crop sort when managing early season water-logging. As Dr. Dave Hooker, of the University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus, says, when specializing in soybeans, probably the most important timing for soybeans goes to be the reproductive levels, whereas corn is extra delicate throughout V6 and earlier.

Want to listen to extra? Listen to the total dialogue on the t0pic throughout this episode of The Agronomists!