Crops: CROP SCENE INVESTIGATION – 7: Tracking down suspects in Alistair’s alfalfa


I love my job because it keeps me on my toes. Every now and then I get a call from a grower with a problem that really challenges my agronomic knowledge. That’s one of the reasons I enjoy the agriculture industry – there’s always something new to learn.

I got a call in the spring from Alistair in Wellington County with a situation that really had me stumped. He was discouraged by the emergence of his newly seeded alfalfa crop. “It’s coming up in strips throughout the field,” he said. “Do you think the rest will fill in?”

Better Farming December 2007