Seeding/Planting
OMAFRA staff share considerations for planting winter wheat in Ontario with growers in their latest crop report. 
A professor in the University of Guelph’s school of environmental sciences says producers should know their goals and set realistic expectations for cover cropping systems.
Good news stories from western Canadian farmers about the many benefits of intercropping have made their way to Ontario.
Forage inventories are in low supply for many livestock producers, but harvested cereal fields can be used to produce more forage this fall, according to OMAFRA's latest crop report. 
In 2018, Canadian farmers reported seeding less land to canola and soybeans - crops that were both at record levels in 2017, according to the results of Statistics Canada’s June Field Crop Survey on seeded areas.
Several regions of Quebec will start planting quinoa following the success of Ontario producers and processors of quinoa.
Highlights from Ontario Field Crop News' latest crop report include stripe rust found in the St. Mary's area, excessive rainfall resulting in some re-planting, edible bean planting at 30 per cent complete and winter wheat, canola and forages progressing well. | READ MORE
In the latest CropTalk update, OMAFRA shares general guidelines for scouting alfalfa and why crop heat units (CHU) are not effective for alfalfa. Scouting alfalfa helps growers stay ahead of emerging problems, correctly time harvests and make better decisions when planning future crops. | READ MORE
Recent widespread rains and warm temperatures throughout regions in Manitoba result in rapid crop growth. Manitoba Agriculture reports that seeding progress is estimated at 99 per cent complete.
Planting of all crops is much further along than last week, although the general comments about slow progress on fine textured soils are still applicable. Regions with clay soils are dry on top but gummy below, so delays continue. There is rain in the forecast this week for much of…
Seeding is nearing completion for the 2018 season in Manitoba, with progress estimated at 94 per cent complete. Most areas of the province received rainfall, although amounts were variable. Additional precipitation is needed in many areas, according to the latest crop report from Manitoba Agriculture. The recent rains combined with…
Planting conditions have been good in many parts of the province; however, there are some areas that have been too wet, resulting in delayed planting. Areas affected include the heavy clay soils in Essex, Chatham-Kent, Lambton, Elgin, Haldimand and Niagara. Corn, soybean and canola planting have also been delayed in…
Seeding progress has doubled in Saskatchewan thanks to relatively good conditions, according to the latest Saskatchewan Crop Report. Seventy per cent of the crop is now in the ground, up from 35 per cent last week and well ahead of the five-year (2013-2017) seeding average of 55 per cent for…
Provincially, seeding progress in Manitoba is estimated at 80 per cent complete, according to the latest Manitoba Crop Report. Winter injury resulted in some reseeding of winter wheat in the central, eastern, and Interlake regions. Dry conditions have resulted in slow growth and difficulties assessing injury. | READ MORE
Field activity has ramped up with the warmer temperatures and many areas receiving spotty rains allowing soils to dry up. There is tremendous capacity in the country side from the input suppliers to growers with the ability to plant a significant acreage in a day. If the weather holds what…
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