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The Cropwalker - Ontario Spring Planting Progress 2019 v5

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.


This is a crop progress update based upon a Twitter roll call on June 1st, 2019.

First off, thank you to the poll participants and the Certified Crop Advisers that make these maps possible.

The average of all corn planting responses was 53% complete, compared to 71% the week before. While many areas have made significant gains in acres, those that participated in this week's poll have less acres planted. Using a weighted average based upon 2018 corn acres by county, 57% complete is the number for this week. Last week, 40% was calculated as the provincial number.

Soybean planting responses averaged 24% complete, compared to 24% the week before. Some progress has been made in speaking with producers and industry, however total acres are likely to continue to grow, if producers are unable to plant corn in a timely fashion. Using the weighted average method, based upon 2018 acres by county, 27% complete is the number for this week. Knowing the number of acres to be planted in counties with clay soil types, the weighted average would possibly be at the higher end of the range.

Not all areas within a given county may be active or at the same pace, best efforts were made to aggregate the data and compare results with a local Certified Crop Adviser.

Have a different opinion for your area? Please post feedback by replying to the tweet or email, and, participate in the next poll to improve our sample size. The goal is to shed light on timely and important topics while keeping the conversation light and informal.

For more information on Koch Agronomic Services or Agrotain, please visit; https://kochagronomicservices.com/can/

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