Weather extremes highlight benefits of crop research
From The Western Producer:
If ever there was a question about the value of research and development in crop production, this year answered it with a resounding affirmative.
Residual moisture from previous years was critical for many in the central and southern Prairies, but so too were advances in crop varieties and minimum and zero tillage.
Nothing could prevent serious yield loss in bone dry regions, but in many areas that were dry but not parched, farmers are shaking their heads and smiling as they watch combine yield monitors in fields they had little hope for in July.