Chickpeas are recovering from post emergent damage. The crop has had to contend with being too wet over the last six weeks pushing the chemical into the root zone. At the same time, cold frosty conditions have slowed crop growth. But warmer days are here enabling the plants to get their roots down, and grow through the setback.
We may look back on this and consider it a good thing. None of our chickpeas are flowering yet, but other crops across the district locally have been flowering during frosts and loosing podding opportunities on their plants. The last thing you want is a big bushy plant with no pods.
Its too early to say if yields have been affected, but at least our crop has turned the corner.