Crop Recovering From Frost

Crop recovery from the frost 10 days ago was reasonably good across western Canada, especially with the warm temperatures late last week and over the weekend. Some re-seeding was reported in Saskatchewan and Alberta but locations and acres were variable. Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation reports 500 re-seed claims were processed on canola due to frost. Where fields were not re-seeded, plant stands have been thinned significantly (down to two to four plants per ft2 in some areas) in all regions of the prairies. These thin stands are going to require intense management to maximize yield potential of the remaining plants.