Winter wheat was challenging to grow this past year, but quality was decent.

2019 winter wheat crop decent quality

Despite weather conditions, the lower-volume crop graded well

Reading Time: 2 minutes The 2019 Ontario winter wheat crop has millers reporting excellent quality. Most of the 2019 wheat crop was graded a No. 1 or No. 2 this year, with No. 2 being average for an Ontario crop, says Joanna Follings, OMAFRA cereals specialist. While yield was on the lower side for this year, and there were […] Read more

No winter wheat performance report for 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute All winter wheat performance trials conducted by the Ontario Cereal Crops Committee in southern and eastern Ontario were severely affected by the prolonged wet weather during the fall, winter and spring. As a result there will be no winter wheat performance report for 2019. Two locations were not planted in fall 2018. Many of the […] Read more

Optimum Planting Date Map for Winter Wheat in Ontario. Planting date map was updated in partnership with WIN.

Target optimum planting date for winter wheat

Planting at the correct date will mean the wheat has more time to become established before winter

Reading Time: 2 minutes As we saw with the 2019 winter wheat crop, if winter wheat is planted late and if conditions are not fit, there is a greater risk of winter survival issues. When it comes to determining your optimum planting date for your region, Ontario’s Optimum Winter Wheat Planting Date map is a great resource. When determining […] Read more

Frost strikes in numerous spots in Manitoba

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Numerous areas throughout the growing areas of Manitoba experienced frost, according to the province’s crop report for the week ended Monday. The coldest locations were Sprague in the eastern region, Narcisse in the Interlake and Lake Audy in the southwest, which experienced temperatures of -2 C on Sept. 8. Many other areas saw […] Read more

Soil fertility benefits of wheat in rotation

Ontario Field Crop Report for the week of August 19

Reading Time: 3 minutes Winter wheat harvest is now complete and before long the 2020 winter wheat crop will be seeded across the province. Yields have been better than expected for many. September planted wheat ranges from 100-130 bushels per acre, early October wheat ranges from 80-100 bu/ac and late October planted wheat yielded from 30 to 70 bu/ac. […] Read more


Winter wheat harvest varies by province

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Depending where a farmer is located, Canada’s winter wheat crop has varied this year. Ontario has long been the country’s powerhouse for winter wheat. Statistics Canada projected the province’s farmers to seed just over one million acres this year, nearly 75 per cent of Canada’s total winter wheat acres. However, Marty Vermey, senior […] Read more

Feed weekly outlook: Varying yields make for average crop

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — Feed grain crop yields are expected to be about average across the Prairies as harvest has kicked off. “It appears we’ll have somewhat of an average crop, with a bunch of high-yield areas and a bunch of low yield areas averaged together,” said Jim Beusekom, president of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge. New-crop […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn, soy ease on warmer weather

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — Chicago soybean, corn and wheat futures all settled down on Monday after early strength, as outlooks for improved U.S. weather boosted crop production prospects, analysts said. The August soybean contract on the Chicago Board of Trade settled down 14-3/4 cents at $8.89-3/4 a bushel and new-crop November settled down 14-1/2 cents […] Read more


Wet weather keeps farmers out of fields

Ontario Field Crop Report for the week of April 22

Reading Time: 3 minutes The snow in the north and wet weather in the rest of the province continues to prevent field work from occurring across the province. Widespread rain over the Easter weekend of 30 to 80 mm will delay field operations for another week. Temperatures are slowly improving with highs in the low double digits up to […] Read more

Wheat in some areas looks healthy, such as this Middlesex County field, but experts say to get out of the vehicle and check.

Have patience when deciding fate of winter wheat fields

Wet, cool conditions making predictions of wheat success difficult

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wheat needs heat. With few truly warm days seen so far — as well as unfavourable planting conditions in the autumn of 2018 — agronomy experts say to not rush in condemning your winter wheat. “We had an estimated 900,000 acres of wheat planted last fall; 89 per cent was soft red, seven per cent […] Read more