Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
The June 29th Thompsons crop update here has the bean crop in good to excellent condition in the major growing regions. Growing conditions have been excellent since the crop went in at the beginning of June with good to almost surplus soil moisture.
Recent warm weather has the bean crop responding well with some fields progressing into the second trifoliate stage of growth. Crop stands are generally good.
[Editor’s note: OMAFRA reports some insect problems surfacing (leaf hopper and Potato leaf beetle) and it would not be surprising to hear of some mold, root rot or similar wet weather disease problems popping up after the recent rain storms that have inundated Manitoba, Michigan and Ontario.]