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The Importance of Soil Temperature at Seeding Time

 

Hello everyone.  With most of the snow melted across the province and the temperature going up it’s hard not to get excited about the upcoming seeding season.  Early planting has its advantages including reduced risk of fall frost, taking advantage of early season moisture, etc.  However, it’s important to remember that soil temperature plays a large role in crop germination.

 

Different Ideal Temperatures for Different Crops

While it is generally recommended that 10 degrees Celsius is a good soil temperature for planting, the reality is that farmers have many acres to cover and do not want to risk a late fall by delaying their seeding operations.  Different crops have the ability to germinate at various soil conditions which helps in planning what to seed first.  Canola and mustard can germinate at temperatures as low as 2 degrees Celsius; with… Read More »

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