Provincial wheat acres slightly over 710,000 acres. With lots of concerns regarding the quality of stands, learn what The Wheat Team is looking for with stand assessments going into winter!
It is estimated that over 1 million acres of winter wheat were seeded in Ontario this fall, most of which were seeded into great conditions within the optimum planting window. Now is a good time to reflect on how things are progressing and where we may want to go from here with our winter wheat management. Read more to learn what the Ontario Cereal Specialist observed this fall!
What to look for when conducting spring stand assessments Give the plants a chance to wake up. Wait for at least three warm (above 15C) days after the snow goes away. It can be done sooner, but may be difficult to determine the live plants if you look too early. Leave the replant decision as …
Wiarton Willie forecasted an early spring, are you ready? For a large portion of the province, the likelihood of having an early start to spring is quite possible. There is very little ice cover on the Great Lakes, the frost layer is not very deep and snow that remains on the fields will likely disappear …
Fall Stand Evaluations For a majority of the province, wheat planting is more than likely completed. However, there still may be some acres get planted if field conditions allow. For those with emerged wheat, now is a great time to get out in the fields and conduct a stand evaluation. If you are still waiting …
Mother Nature has not made it easy for the 2019 Ontario winter wheat crop. Some fields will stay, some will go, but why is it so drastic this year? Evaluating wheat fields across multiple counties, there are some contributing factors that directly correlate. Read more to find out what The Wheat Team has observed!
With lots of late planted/small wheat around the country side, The Wheat Team has been getting lots of questions on best management practices for these fields. Late wheat can still have good yield potential but it takes careful scouting and management to get there. Read more to learn what The Wheat Team is recommending!
In general, the 2018 wheat crop is relatively clean from a disease standpoint. Some earlier planted fields with a nice thick canopy do have some powdery mildew however the pressure remains low. There are some fields with low levels of septoria leaf spot as well. If a T1 fungicide was applied, these early season diseases were well looked after.
Knowing what stage your crop is at is critical for fungicide considerations.