Mid-sea­son crop re­port

Stanstead Journal - - OBITUARIES - Vic­to­ria Vanier

Ac­cord­ingto the Quebec gov­ern­ment’s Fi­nanciere agri­cole du Quebec, weather con­di­tions at the be­gin­ning of this year’s grow­ing sea­son were very good in the Estrie re­gion. The win­ter sur­vival of peren­nial crops was good. The year be­gan with an early maple syrup har­vest. How­ever, be­cause of high tem­per­a­tures in March, the qual­ity of some of the syrup pro­duced was not as high as usual.

The seed­ing of an­nual crops got started un­der favourable con­di­tions and the growth has been fast. De­spite the heavy frost at the be­gin­ning of May, lit­tle dam­age to crops has been re­ported, in­clud­ing to the ap­ple crop.

Weather con­di­tions for the first cut of hay were also favourable and the yield was av­er­age to above av­er­age and of good qual­ity. The yield of an­nual crops, ap­ples, berries and honey should be av­er­age or above av­er­age. To sum it up, it was a very good start of the sea­son.

The Fi­nanciere agri­cole du Quebec sup­ports farm en­ter­prises, most no­tably through its crop in­sur­ance pro­gram.

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