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


Adzuki beans are planted in between wheat rows.

Relay cropping adzuki beans into winter wheat

A Woodville-area farmer aims to benefit from multiple crops in one field

Reading Time: 4 minutes A volunteer crop from the previous year growing between the rows of the present year’s crop represents a nuisance to most farmers, but not to Dustin Mulock. Instead, a patch of volunteer adzuki beans growing — as he described it to the recent annual general meeting of the Ontario Bean Growers (OBG) — “a stone’s […] Read more

American farmers will likely plant more corn acres in 2019.

U.S. farmers seen planting more corn, less soy in 2019

The USDA estimates winter wheat seedings will fall to a 110-year low

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters – American farmers will plant 92 million acres of corn this spring, up from 89.1 million last year, while reducing soybean acres to 85 million acres from 89.2 million in 2018, the United States Department of Agriculture projected Feb. 21. The USDA projected U.S. all-wheat plantings for 2019 at 47 million acres, down from […] Read more