Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Beautiful Canola

 There is canola blooming in GriggsDakota.
Canola would usually bloom in early June, when temperatures, especially at night, are cooler. The late Spring meant late planting and July bloom.
North Dakota is the number one producer of canola in the United States. 
 Because of the late wet Spring, canola acres are down significantly this year.
Our daily high temperatures in the upper eighties are not ideal temperatures for blossoming canola. 
 We hope the canola will remain in bloom for three to four weeks.
That length of bloom time gives optimum yield. 
Today the canola field looks like happiness. I hope it brings happiness at harvest. 
The plants are healthy and strong. 
There is adequate moisture available, which will positively impact the bloom time. 
 There are plenty of buds yet to open.
 We will see how they stand up in the heat.
July finds us watching and waiting in GriggsDakota.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you Jane - I think yellow is such a happy colour. Interesting about if having to stay in flower for a few weeks to give optimum yield.