The lessons to be learned from La Niña

It will be a long time before we see a La Niña as strong as last spring, but we do have some of the same problems every spring that mimic those of 2011


Ontario producers did a great job in coping with this spring’s wet weather. Many thought it was just an unusual spring and adjusted. 

But it was not just an unusual spring. Spring 2011 endured the strongest La Niña effect since 1919. La Niña, which is caused by a change in the trade wind circulation, was responsible for the extra rain in Australia last year, seriously affecting the wheat harvest. It was also responsible for starting the drought in Texas and the extreme weather through the southeastern United States this spring.

Better Farming - December 2011