b'Expect Another Hot, Dry Summer on the Prairies2022 weather predictions point to another unfavourable growing season for Western Canadian growers.BY: SONJA BEGEMANNWWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=GDCLYXVJACWFROM DROUGHTS, to floods, toManitoba has been cold and Alberta, thereplenish, to at least a small degree, soil Derecho events, Mother Nature isMaritimes, and Ontario were on the warmmoisture after 2021s exceedingly dry uncontrollable. Weather is one of theside this winter as well. growing season.most critical components to yield andWarm temperatures could be aOur forecast is for less precipitation every year growers are at its mercy. Whilecommon occurrence moving into thethan normal in most of western Canada uncontrollable, Mother Natures twistsplanting and growing season. Kehlerand the northwestern U.S., Kehler and turns dont have to be altogetherpredicts growers in the western parts ofexplains. In eastern Canada, were unpredictable. the United States and Canada will haveactually seeing the forecast favour wetter-The Maritimes have been fairlywarmer-than-normal temperatures in thethan-normal conditions.wet and, in terms of cold, it has beenlate spring and early summer timeframe. However, blanket statements slowing over the past month, says Scottshowcasing wetter- or drier-than-Kehler, president and chief scientist atHigh Temps, Low Moisture Couldnormal conditions are tough to make. Weatherlogics, a company that providesMean a Long, Hard Season These areas will still experience popup weather information to farmers andAfter a cold, snowy winter, many arethunderstorms, which will inflate other customers to help them makeeagerly awaiting warmer temperaturesprecipitation accumulation in single smarter decisions. The western part ofand a productive planting season. Countevents. Its important to note, quick the Prairies has been a bit warmer, whilethe snow as good fortune as it helpedthunderstorms often dont benefit the soil 42SPUDSMART.COM Spring 2022'