The majority of the crop ranges from tasseling to silk browning and rainfall during this time is critical. Read more on the corn crop as well as soybeans, cereals, and canola from this latest field crop report.
While Saskatchewan and Manitoba farmers wish the rain would go away, some Ontario farmers are wishing it would pour. Read more on the conditions affecting crops from this Country Guide article.
US corn, soybean and wheat futures closed lower on Thursday. Recent modest gains were capped by forecasts calling for rain next week in key states such as Iowa and Illinois.
Winnipeg canola futures continued to follow US soybeans lower on Thursday, after a day of choppy trading.
The saga of too much moisture for some Saskatchewan crops continues in many regions of the province. According to the latest weekly crop report from the province, "most areas of the province received rain during the past week, with the heaviest showers dropping between 50 and 100 mm of precipitation." Reports of 200mm of rain in the Elfros region were also noted.
Sunflower crops in Manitoba are generally in good shape for this time of year, but excess moisture in the key growing areas have kept root systems shallow, which could create problems later in the season, according to an industry participant.
Producers in southern Alberta have begun to combine some grain and pulses, according to a farm leader.
In this episode of Real Agriculture Wheat School, resident agronomist Peter Johnson provides some simple tips on how to distinguish physiological fleck from leaf diseases.
As the list of herbicide-tolerance traits in soybeans grows, so does the risk of off-target herbicide applications. Find out more on the growing number of options in soybeans from this Real Agriculture Soybean School.
When soybean aphids start multiplying in soybean fields, the decision to spray is typically triggered by the number of aphids found on each plant. Find out more on the threshold from this Real Agriculture Soybean School.