On the Cusp: Heavy Frost Hits Canada Prairies

Russ Steele

Canola growers pondering their next steps after heavy frost hit some regions of the Prairies over the weekend will need to wait a few days for some of the answers, the Canola Council of Canada suggests.

Some canola-growing areas of southern Alberta logged temperatures as low as -8 C over the weekend, the council said, leaving growers wondering whether the crop could survive, whether they need to reseed and when or if they should resume weed control.

It may take a few days to accurately gauge a frost-touched crop’s survival rate, the council said.


Author: Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

One thought on “On the Cusp: Heavy Frost Hits Canada Prairies”

  1. We thought it odd this past Sunday, Mother’s Day, seeing two large flocks of Canadian geese flying over the house heading south in V formation while honking like crazy.

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