Most field crops dodge weather bullet in Ontario

06/12/2012 09:50:00 AM
Coral Beach

In the Waterford, Ontario, area the scenario is very similar, according to Cheryl Magalas, who owns Magalas Produce Ltd. with her husband, Martin Magalas. They grow strawberries, zucchini, cantaloupe, sweet corn, tomatoes and roma tomatoes.

“It seems like everything is ahead of schedule this season and we actually picked June bearing strawberries and cut zucchini for the first time in May,” Cheryl Magalas said.

The Magalas cantaloupe and tomatoes thrived through the dry conditions in May, Cheryl Magalas said. She is expecting good yields with tomato harvest likely starting in late June. She said the farm has been irrigating its sweet corn to ensure size. It is anticipated to be ready beginning in early July.


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