Frost & Heavy Winds Cause Issues for Some Local Crops
Ada, MN — While the great weather made for an easy spring planting season, mother nature has made the start of the growing season much more challenging. Precipitation has been hard to come by, but perhaps the biggest hurdles have come from last week’s late frost and strong winds. Heather Dufualt, Norman/Polk Extension Educator, says there may be some farmers looking to replant following damages caused from the frost and the wind.
Dufault adds that corn and wheat crops are the most resilient to the frost, whereas soybeans and sugar beets are the most likely to have suffered frost damage.
Dufault says right now farmers should be out scouting their fields for damage if they haven’t done so yet and consulting with their agronomist as well.
You can contact Heather at the Norman County Extension office by calling 218-784-5551. She joins the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program on the 1st Tuesday of each month.