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OMAFRA: Strong planting conditions for wheat, damp harvests

January 16, 2024  By Top Crop Manager

The OMAFRA Field Crop Team has released a report on the 2023 cereals season in Ontario.

Fall 2022 planting conditions were excellent across the province, giving winter wheat, barley and triticale an ideal start to the growing season. Early planting, along with a warm, open fall, was ideal for fall tiller development, resulting in high yield potential for many. Overwintering conditions were favourable across the region with excellent winter survival through spring 2023. Approximately 1,180,000 acres of winter wheat were seeded. The proportion of hard red wheat acres was down from seven per cent to five per cent of the acres. Soft white wheat acreage was slightly up from 2022 at three per cent, and the proportion of soft red wheat acres was slightly up at 92 per cent. |READ MORE

Also, a reminder that registration for the 2024 Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) is currently open, closing on Feb. 2 or when capacity is reached. The Great Lakes YEN works to help farmers improve crop returns through a greater understanding of crop performance, and currently focuses on winter wheat.



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