- Accumulated 900 CHUs from May 1 to June 22 — 50 CHUs above normal.
- Rainfall at 180 mm since May 1 was close to normal.
- Corn stands were good to excellent. Few replantings. Both population and colour were excellent, and rows were starting to close. Maturity normal.
- Stands were very uniform, except for small acreage planted into damp soil mid-May.
- Crop was at 2nd to 3rd trifoliate. Plant development was a few days behind normal.
- Scout fields for weed escapes/resistance. Soybean aphids and spider mites were not detected, but field scouting should start early July.
- First cut yields were significantly above average.
- Alfalfa maturity was 7 to 10 days behind normal.
- Haylage quality was good, but frequent rains made it nearly impossible to harvest quality dry hay.
- Potato leafhopper population in alfalfa low, but fields should still be scouted.
- Winter wheat stands uniform. Crop benefited from moderate temperatures. Maturity few days ahead of normal.
- Spring cereal stands were quite uniform.
- Leaf disease pressure low. For fusarium suppression, apply fungicide 2-6 days after 75% of wheat heads have emerged.
- All crops had ample moisture for a good start. Some stress in low areas from excess water.
- Corn fields were around knee high on June 22 and growing rapidly. Side dressing was underway.
- Set to easily make waist high by July 1.
- Most of the soybean crop was at the two to three trifoliate stage by June 22, with some early fields showing the fourth trifoliate.
- Pre-emergent weed control programs worked well but were starting to run out of steam.
- Good cut of haylage and wrapped hay taken off, showed good regrowth.
- Grass hay matured early. Few opportunities to get dry hay off, with 115 mm of June rain up to the 22nd. Much first-cut hay remained standing.
- Forage oat and pea crops doing well.
- Winter wheat showed high-yield potential.
- Crop was well-headed, with good straw length and low disease pressure.
- Spring wheat was heading and also doing well with low disease pressure.
Northumberland, Hastings and Prince Edward Counties
- Crop was marching along well and looking good by June 22.
- Early planted corn fields were at 9-10-leaf stage, with canopies filled in.
- Plant colour good and stands were uniform.
- Growers were close to finishing up fertilizer side-dressing.
- Most advanced fields at third and even fourth trifoliate stage.
- Crop emerged well and starting to fill in nicely. Fifteen-inch row plantings were on track to have ground covered over by July 1.
- Fields without tile drainage might have the odd yellow spot because of excess moisture.
- Quite a bit of hay in the fields, yielding very well.
- Feed sample tests show excellent protein. Producers were happy with the good crop.
- Most hay was wrapped rather than baled dry, as per the trend. Week of June 22 was probably first week for making dry hay.
- By June 22, winter wheat appeared to be only a month away from harvest in Prince Edward County.
- The crop was looking good.
- The heads were filling nicely and still at the milk stage, but some kernels were already turning to dough.
- The crop looked respectable by late June.
- A little bit of replanting occurred because of extreme rains and cool nights.
- Most of the thinner stands were still good enough to not justify replanting.
- The crop looked respectable.
- Soybeans were similar to corn as far as replanting activity.
- Those making wet bales reported good quality and average yields.
- A lot of cattle were on pasture with good growth for grazing.
- Fall wheat looked good, was in full head by June 22. Earlier plantings turned. Most growers applied fungicide.
- In June, sprayers fell behind due to lack of spray days.
- Spring cereals good, benefited from cool nights.
- Winter canola in full bloom, little sign of winter kill.