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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Leafhopper Alert

Despite the wet weather, potato leafhoppers (PLH) are thriving in many areas of the province. Hopperburn is evident in the second crop of alfalfa, though dry bean fields are also at risk, especially once insecticide seed treatments are no longer present in the plants.  Unfortunately, once hopperburn is noticed, yield and quality has already been […]

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Dry Edible Bean Planting Dates

For many farmers the spring workload is being compressed and planting delayed because of wet weather. Luckily the window for dry bean planting is not closing yet, and hopefully we do not have soggy fields through the beginning of June.  When deciding on a planting date for edible beans, the first concern is frost. Spring […]

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