Late June frost: What to do?

June 28, 2017 - Issue 14

Parts of Saskatchewan had frost this week!

The message for a late June frost would be similar to a frost early in the spring: Wait to assess crop regrowth, and hope that at least one plant per square foot survives.

The key difference is that by late June reseeding really isn’t an option – unless going with a cover crop, green manure or green feed crop.

If the stand is thinned but still worth keeping, keep an eye on insect and sclerotinia stem rot risks to make sure those plants survive to harvest.

Canola damaged by frost in Saskatchewan, June 26, 2017.

Canola damaged by frost in Saskatchewan, June 26, 2017.

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