Contrast this with the seedbed accommodations we provided this spring to our corn and soybean seed. If the seed planted could post on line reviews of our efforts, the comment section would be filled with multiple expletives***!!!!***. None of them would be complementary from what I have seen, including my own efforts. A sampling of seed bed shots taken over the past few weeks are posted below.
Most of the victims suffered from the "leafing out underground" affliction as shown below.
As these and other fields develop further we will see more effects of poor seedbeds as new roots try to establish in an environment of smeared sidewalls and tight hard pans just under the seedbeds.
Please do not interpret this as me being critical of anyone's efforts because we all did our best when faced with difficult soil conditions. My friends that farm the farm the heavy flat clay soils of Lambton or Niagara have no sympathy for us spoiled brats either.