Today’s precipitation

Reading Time: < 1 minute Data from weather stations across the Prairies are available to Glacier FarmMedia members at the WeatherFarm website, where you can also sign up for a daily forecast email for your area. On the go? Get the WeatherFarm mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices. To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates these precipitation maps […] 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

VIDEO: Earlier corn planting gives bigger yield potential

Field Talk with Steph Berlett

Reading Time: < 1 minute In this edition of Field Talk, I talked with Steph Berlett, sales agronomist with Brussels Agromart, about getting corn planted in April and what it means for crop yields, crop management and weed control. “It started out fantastic. Planters got rolling last weekend because it was the best conditions we’ve had in years really, so […] Read more

U.S. forecaster sees 65 per cent chance of no spring El Nino, La Nina

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reuters — There is about a 65 per cent chance that neutral weather conditions will prevail in the Northern Hemisphere this spring with no El Niño or La Niña, up from 60 per cent last month, a U.S. government weather forecaster said on Thursday. The El Niño-Southern Oscillation-neutral (ENSO) weather pattern is marked by average […] Read more

Today’s precipitation

Reading Time: < 1 minute To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates these precipitation maps — or if you’d like to make the maps even better by becoming a CoCoRaHS volunteer – check out the CoCoRaHS website.  

Timo Brielmann says this year's harvest in northwestern Ontario has been muddy and wet.

It’s a mud bog harvest in Ontario’s northwest region

Excessive rain has kept farmers out of fields

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Rainy River has lived up to its name this harvest. About 460 millimetres of rain since Aug. 19 have made for a long, muddy and frustrating harvest in this farming district 400 kilometres west of Thunder Bay. Why it matters: There’s work being done to attract more farmers to northern Ontario and more interest […] Read more

Poor weather continues to hamper Alberta harvest

Reading Time: < 1 minute Snow, rain and cold winds continued to hamper harvest operations in Alberta during the week ended Oct. 29, according to the latest provincial crop report. Total harvest progress across the province was pegged at 81 per cent done, which was up eight points from the previous week. Southern Alberta was farthest along, at 95 per […] Read more