2018 Corn Seasonal Summary

Planting The March 2018 planting intentions report by Statistics Canada estimated Ontario farmers intended to plant 2.2 million acres of grain corn, comparing to a 5-year (2013-2017) average of 2.1 million acres (OMAFRA Crop Statistics). A cool April coupled with snow and freezing rain events through to the middle of the month limited early field […]

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Cereals Seasonal Summary 2018

Fall 2017 Planting Planting conditions started off well and continued through to mid-October with little disruption.  Rainfall around Thanksgiving weekend halted soybean harvest and subsequently winter wheat planting but once conditions dried up planting continued through to November.  Approximately 906,000 acres of winter wheat were seeded which is slightly down from the previous year’s 910,000 […]

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Canola Seasonal Summary

Planting and Development In 2018 there was an increase in spring canola acreage in Ontario compared to the previous two years. Insured acres totaled approximately 30,000 ac in 2016 and 2017, whereas there was nearly 40,000 ac insured by Agricorp in 2018. Canola acreage increased across many regions, but the most notable increase was the […]

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