I received a spore trap report for June 17 to June 20. The PCR tests were negative for the Shelburne, Alliston and Simcoe-Delhi, Ont. areas.
I also visited one of my on-farm variety trials planted on May 16 in a commercial field. The trial is 300 feet long and 4 rows wide; enough to evaluate 60 varieties. I was impressed with the crop growth — the plants are very healthy and vigorous. It was easy to spot at least six new varieties that looked outstanding. Only time will tell….
Spencer Brenn, a smart and friendly seven-year old, is keen on scouting the trial. I saw him pulling weeds, and I liked that!