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OMAFRA update on forage crops


July 6, 2020
By Top Crop Manager

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Christine O’Reilly, forage and grazing specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), recently released the forage report for June.

Precipitation in most parts of the province was average or below average, with northern parts of the province receiving more precipitation than normal. First cut started in the first week of June in southwestern and northwestern Ontario, and the second week of June in the central, eastern and northeastern parts of the province.

True armyworm has been troubling crops in southwestern Ontario, and growers are cautioned to scout alfalfa crops for potato leafhopper in central, eastern and southwestern Ontario, especially in the regions surrounding the Great Lakes. Alfalfa weevil has been reported in northwestern Ontario.

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For the full forage report, visit OMAFRA’s Field Crop News website.

Upcoming Agricorp deadlines

July 10 – premium for spring-seeded New Forage Seeding due;
August 1 – deadline to apply for or make changes to summer-seeded New Forage Seeding coverage;
September 1 – report final acreage of summer-seeded New Forage Seeding;
September 15 – premium for summer-seeded New Forage Seeding due.