This is a special edition based on a Twitter poll and individual conversations by Matt Pot of Grain Perspectives -www.grainperspectives.com and The Cropwalker Newsletter team.
Thank you to Koch Agronomic Services for sponsoring our work.
Crop progress update based upon a Twitter roll call on May 11th, 2019. The poll was focused primarily on corn and soybeans, however, in some areas (Central and Eastern Ontario), producers are indicating that spring grains are wrapping up. Outside of the areas with predominately clay soil types, many counties have started to put some corn in the ground between rain showers. Overall for corn we are at 6% planted, based upon an average of all responses (not acres). One year ago, at this time, we were approximately 50-55% planted using the same survey methods.
As of Sunday evening, growers have slipped a small number of soybeans in the ground, although not enough to justify building a map at this time. The Durham Region is leading the way based upon responses. Overall for soybeans we are at just under 1% planted/seeded, based upon an average of all responses (not acres).
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May 11 to May 13 Twitter Survey Responses – What percent planted will you be by Sunday evening?