Wheat harvest begins, corn and soybeans see rapid growth

OMAFRA Field Crop Report for July 9

Reading Time: 4 minutes OMAFRA, UG, RealAgriculture, GFO and industry sponsors are offering an Ontario Virtual Crop Diagnostic Event since our summer events have been cancelled. Go to fieldcropnew.com for information on this series which begins Wednesday July 15th. While the management window for much of our field crops is closing, some late fertility, and insect monitoring, and control remains […] Read more

Achieving a healthy soybean plant stand

OMAFRA Field Crop Report for June 18

Reading Time: 4 minutes Soybean plant stand establishment Establishing a uniform, healthy soybean plant stand which closes the canopy quickly is important to maximizing yield potential. Although a perfect plant stand is not as essential for soybeans as it is for corn; higher soybean yields are often associated with more uniform stands. Attaining a good plant stand is more […] Read more

Corn stages vary on planting dates, winter canola in final stages of flowering

OMAFRA Field Crop Report for June 11

Reading Time: 3 minutes Soybean Some replanting has occurred especially on heavy clay soils with poor emergence.  Soil crusting and seed corn maggot feeding are the main issues this spring. If plant stands are below 100,000 plants per acre replanting is warranted. The same variety can be planted into an existing thin stand. Replanting with a drill may damage […] Read more

Corn, soy planting largely complete, fair weather spurs forage growth

OMAFRA Field Crop Report for June 4

Reading Time: 4 minutes Corn While planting has largely been completed the last number of weeks, corn is still being planted on heavier soils which have just recently been fit enough for planting (Niagara/Haldimand, Southern Lambton, SW Kent). If rainfall further delays planting, more remaining acreage may be switched to soybeans. Despite great planting conditions, there are reports of […] Read more

Warm weather accelerates crop growth

OMAFRA Field Crop Report for May 28

Reading Time: 3 minutes Warmer conditions starting late last week have fast-tracked crop growth. Rainfall during the past week has been sporadic with isolated thunderstorms resulting in flooded fields in one location and no rainfall less than a km away. Fields in many regions would welcome some moisture. Corn Planting is completed and most corn planted between April 27th and […] Read more

Early planted corn emerging, soybean planting continues

OMAFRA Field Crop Report for May 21

Reading Time: 3 minutes Temperatures over the past week have been significantly warmer than the week prior. Most of the province saw rain over the long weekend. In many areas this was welcome news, but much of southwestern Ontario received significant downpours and flooded fields were a common sight. Corn Most of the intended acreage was planted before the […] Read more

Planting progress in Ontario ahead of normal

OMAFRA Field Crop Report for May 14

Reading Time: 3 minutes Temperatures were well below seasonal for much of the past week due to the presence of an arctic air mass. Low night-time temperature records were set in many areas of the province with low temperatures between 0 to -7 C and snow fell overnight more than once. The widespread risk of the cold weather impacts […] Read more

Pest lessons learned in the 2019 Ontario crop year

Ontario Field Crop Report for the week of September 23

Reading Time: 3 minutes We all agree that this has been one of the most challenging cropping years in Ontario, but there were some pest lessons learned from the experience. Effect of delayed planting Delayed planting can reduce the risk of some early season pests. Pests like bean leaf beetle (BLB) move into the earliest emerging fields first. With […] Read more

Fall means sampling for soybean cyst nematode

Ontario Field Crop Report for the week of September 16

Reading Time: 4 minutes As fall approaches, two things are certain – winter will come and soybean cyst nematode (SCN) has done its business! For many growers, managing soybean cyst nematode means planting SCN resistance varieties BUT effective SCN management does not end when you have selected your soybean varieties! It is imperative to not only know your SCN […] Read more

Strategies for reducing compaction from wheel traffic

Strategies for reducing compaction from wheel traffic

Ontario Field Crop Report for the week of September 9

Reading Time: 3 minutes Farm show season is upon us! As we admire the many types and sizes of farm equipment, most of us would rather ignore the elephant in the room; a lot of new farm machinery is simply too heavy to drive across the field without risking deep, potentially permanent, subsoil compaction. Deep compaction is almost entirely […] Read more