Ontario Farmers Face the Reality of Average Crops

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While traveling between Guelph and Hamilton this week I saw Some good fields and some less than ideal ones but overall things looked good for corn and soybean growers in Ontario. I attended the Canadian Seed Growers meeting and had a chance to talk to several growers from across the province. It seems that the consensus is that for the majority of the province the corn yields will be quite average as everyone hopes for some significant heat units in July and August.

With the dream of last year a distant memory, farmers in Ontario are facing the possibility of some very average yields based on what farmers told me. The concern mainly lies with corn as some have even said that corn will need anti freeze to mature. Some areas are even saying rain could be a real help right now which is amazing based on the moisture that was pounded down in the province through the spring.

How are your yields in Ontario? Would you agree with the average yield statement?

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