too-warm soil means sure fall subject work wants to attend – Agriculture

With soil not but cool sufficient to completely gradual microbial exercise, Jeremy Boychyn says sure fall subject work duties might have to attend just a few weeks but.

Soil testing and a few fall subject functions of herbicides and fertilizer ought to probably wait, says the agronomy analysis extension specialist with the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, as he’s seen recorded temps as excessive as 12 levels C a full 20 centimetres beneath floor.

At these temps, Boychyn explains, even in dry to very dry soil moisture situations, soil microbes are nonetheless energetic and will probably be persevering with to cycle crop vitamins, most notably nitrogen. There’s additionally the possibility that fall-applied herbicides meant to activate within the spring, might activate now.

Boychyn provides now is a superb time to stroll fields and scout for wheat stem sawfly and estimate injury, informing selection alternative for subsequent yr.

Listen beneath to the complete report from Boychyn, as featured on the October 17 episode of RealAg Radio: