Winter wheat harvest two weeks behind, soybean aphids in small numbers

Ontario Field Crop Report for the week of July 22

Reading Time: 3 minutes Winter wheat harvest Harvest has been slow to start in the province, lagging 7-14 days behind last year. Early yield and quality reports have been decent given the late planting date and challenging spring, but more acres will need to be harvested before any generalizations can be made. In fields were there are concerns of […] Read more

Minimizing pesticide drift and crop insect monitoring

Ontario Field Crop Report for the week of July 18

Reading Time: 3 minutes Pesticide drift Pesticide drift is a complicated subject and it carries significant financial and emotional baggage. This season has been challenging for many agricultural sectors and practices, and spray applicators have been challenged with difficult timing and limited opportunities for herbicide applications. When sprayer operators are rushed or frustrated they have to make hard decisions, […] Read more

Corn planting wraps up, soybean stands holding up

Ontario Field Crop Report for the week of June 24

Reading Time: 4 minutes Corn Grain corn planting is complete on intended corn acres except on heavy clays that received more rain this week. Crop stages range from 8 leaf stage to newly emerged. Overall plant stands look good on lighter and medium textured soils although plant stress is becoming evident on corn seeded into less than ideal conditions. […] Read more

Corn planting mostly complete, slow pace remains for soybeans

Ontario Field Crop Report for the week of June 17

Reading Time: 3 minutes Corn Grain corn planting is largely wrapped up. Depending on the region, anywhere from less than 10 per cent (heavy clays) to 90 per cent+ of intended corn acres have been planted. There were a small number of growers in higher heat unit regions intending to plant final fields of grain corn before the forecasted […] Read more

Planting progress made in most areas of Ontario

Ontario Field Crop Report for the week of June 10

Reading Time: 4 minutes [UPDATED: June 14, 2019] Significant planting progress was made the end of last week and through the weekend as sunshine and warm temperatures dominated for a string of days. Despite the calendar date and reduced yield potential of later planting, many continued to plant corn noting the competitiveness of returns relative to soybeans. Many areas […] Read more

Weather window sees significant planting progress in parts of Ontario

Ontario Field Crop Report for the week of June 3

Reading Time: 9 minutes There has been considerable progress across the area in the last few days. Some areas of the province continue to struggle such as south Huron and Perth and further southwest into the heavier soils of Lambton, Chatham, Essex and Niagara. These areas with the heaviest soils have continued to receive more rain than other areas […] Read more

More rain for Ontario fields sees less planted acres, so far

Ontario Field Crop Report for the week of May 27

Reading Time: 6 minutes There was widespread rainfall over the weekend with most areas receiving 1 to 6 inches of rain on Saturday. It’s raining again today. Heavy downpours caused erosion and flooding around Parkhill, Tavistock, Lucan, and Embro just to name a few areas. Fields are saturated and there is little chance of field work until the end […] Read more

Wet weather lifts, corn, soybean planting begins

Ontario Field Crop Report for the week of May 20

Reading Time: 3 minutes The rains eased up a bit in the last week or so allowing some field activity, mainly on the sandier soils. Temperatures have remained on the cool side. Crop heat unit accumulation since May 1st is 175 which means that corn planted May 1 would just be emerging. Corn, soybean and tomato planting has begun. […] Read more

Wet conditions dampen planting efforts, seeding seen limited

Ontario Field Crop Report for the week of May 6

Reading Time: 6 minutes Not much has happened in the fields since we met two weeks ago. Continued wet conditions, mostly from small rain events and low heat and little sunshine preventing drying, has hampered planting and other spring field activities so far. But the turn around starts now! CHU accumulated the first week of May at Mt. Forest […] Read more

Wet weather continues to delay spring seeding

Ontario Field Crop Report for the week of April 29

Reading Time: 7 minutes The past two weeks have been wet with very little getting done in the fields. Growers in the region are waiting for the weather to break and fields to dry out enough to carry equipment. While it is wet, there is very little flooding or standing water in the region. Regular, significant rainfall events keep […] Read more