Weather has been dry allowing for a lot of field work. Most fertilizer and pre-emerge herbicide applications are done. Crop Heat Units (CHUs) are behind about 30 CHU from the 30 year average.
Table 2. May 18 – 25, 2016 Weather data
Generally anticipated first cut yields wil... Continue reading
Synopsis: Winter wheat is progressing very well. Corn planting has moved along decently in the area since two weeks ago, though still only 40-50% complete on heavier soils. Soybean planting has begun – biggest issue preventing planting still is cold soils. Warmer temperatures in coming weeks will ... Continue reading
Stripe rust symptoms are increasing in the southwest this week and the following publication "Identifying Rust Diseases in Ontario" is a good resource to distinguish between stripe, leaf and stem rust. This publication was developed by the multi-state and OMAFRA extension and research committ... Continue reading
An infosheet has been created that contains information on the swede midge life cycle, scouting for the pest in canola, and control options relevant to Ontario producers. Please click the link below to view the PDF.
Swede Midge Infosheet Final 2016... Continue reading
Corn: Across the province the planted corn acreage sits at about 85%. Livestock producers with manure to apply, as well as fields located on heavy clay soils -especially in Essex, Haldimand and Niagara- have about 50% of the intended acres planted. Soil conditions look dry at the surface, but r... Continue reading
Cereal leaf beetle is starting to show up in some fields in Ontario. A few locations tend to experience a higher frequency of infestations including fields near Dresden, Bolton, Stayner, Seaforth, and Clinton. But this does not mean that other fields in Ontario are not at risk.
Cereal lea... Continue reading
Breakfast Sponsor: Thanks from the group to “Richard Anderson– BASF“
Synopsis: The quote of the week comes from Morris Sagriff, “It is a different ballgame this year!”
Corn planting has progressed well on the sands and loams but the clay soils in the southwest have been slow to dr... Continue reading
Tuesday, May 17
The open weather and dry conditions last week allowed producers to plant the majority of corn acres and get a start on soybean acres, until a warm rain hit on Thursday May 12th , followed by cold wet weather through the weekend. Most areas saw at least 2” of rain. There was fros... Continue reading
Once corn and soybeans emerge, keep an eye out for crop injury. If you experience stand loss from wireworms, grubs, seedcorn maggot, bean leaf beetle (in soybeans only) or corn rootworm (in corn only), then you can choose to have an Inspection of Crop Pest Assessment done this spring. If the... Continue reading
Conditions: Sunny and dry conditions over the last 2 weeks were ideal for field work. Temperatures were below normal for the period. From May 1st to 9th, the area received less than 10 mm rain and roughly 65 CHU, while the 30 year average is 20 mm for precipitation and 90 for CHU.
Forages: Forage... Continue reading
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Corn planting progress varies as you move across the province. The southwestern part of the province and the Niagara area has been cool and wet and the clay soils are less than 20% planted. Throughout much of the rest of the province conditions have been much more favourable with 60 to 80% o... Continue reading
May 10, 2016
Malibu Restaurant, Exeter
Chair for the meeting was Rob Miller
Breakfast sponsor – Chris Roelands, Honeyland Ag Services
The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 24th starting at 7:00am for breakfast and 7:30 for the meeting.
Synopsis: There has not been much rain in the... Continue reading
Synopsis: Over the past week 12 to 25 mm of rain combined with cool conditions and frequent frosty mornings have slowed field work in the area. Current weather forecast of more seasonal and drier conditions could see a big push in field activity later in the week.
Wheat grow... Continue reading
The weather has held things back the last two weeks. Surprising to the group was how little has been done on corn planting progress since the last meeting. Everyone has been surprised how patient most farmers have been to let the ground get “fit”, as well as for temperatures ... Continue reading