Manitoba winter wheat, fall rye seeding deadlines extended

MASC spots growers an extra two weeks

Reading Time: < 1 minute Manitoba’s provincial crop insurance agency will spot growers of fall rye and winter wheat an extra couple of weeks to get insurable crops in the ground. Manitoba Agricultural Services Corp. (MASC) announced Tuesday that growers can get full coverage on winter wheat or fall rye seeded from Aug. 15 to Sept. 25, and reduced coverage […] Read more

Weather for harvesting the 2020 winter wheat crop has been excellent.

Winter wheat harvest decent in 2020

A good crop emerged despite increased insect pressures and prolonged cool spring conditions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Good quality and some better-than-expected yields make this year’s winter wheat crop substantially better than that of 2018-19. While prolonged cool conditions in April had experts concerned over the potential for disease development, such risks did not materialize. Increased insect pressures did, however. Why it matters: After a tough 2018-19, a better winter wheat crop […] Read more

Deciding which cover crops to use

There’s more known now about what cover crops work in what soils and for what end uses

Reading Time: 3 minutes Planting cover crops following winter wheat harvest is not a new concept for Ontario producers. The ability of cover crops to add organic matter to soil, sequester weeds and reduce erosion is greatly beneficial but one cover crop won’t work for all producers and their needs. “It’s going to depend on the grower, their situation, […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat falls as dollar bounces

Soy firms on export business

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures fell on Friday, pressured by a firmer dollar, which makes U.S. grains less competitive globally, and expectations of a busy harvest weekend in the breadbasket of the U.S. Plains, analysts said. Soybeans closed steady to higher and posted a weekly rise of about three per cent as export […] Read more



Wheat plants are greening up across the province and generally looking healthy, such as in this field in Middlesex County on a recent dewy morning.

Mild winter temperatures were kind to winter wheat

Wheat survivability is high, but disease will pose a risk, especially stripe rust

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mild winter temperatures in Ontario have resulted in a healthy looking winter wheat crop but stripe rust poses a risk.. Why it matters: Last spring, many winter wheat acres were lost to a harsh winter and wet spring, so a solid wheat production year will be welcome. Joanna Follings, cereals specialist with OMAFRA, says farmers […] Read more

U.S. winter wheat conditions mostly fair to good

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — The condition of the bulk of the U.S. winter wheat crop, taken from data provided by 17 reporting states, was at 29 per cent fair and 48.1 per cent good at the end of January. The rest of those states’ crops stood at 4.2 very poor, 12.1 poor and 7.2 per cent excellent, […] Read more

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