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Ontario Crops Progressing Well but Wet Soils Causing Concern

Corn and soybean crops are progressing across most of Ontario, according to the July 13 weekly update from the Grain Farmers of Ontario. However, in some areas, excess soil moisture is creating concerns. The winter wheat harvest is underway between rain showers.

Corn

Corn crops in southwestern Ontario are progressing rapidly thanks to the combination of favourable weather conditions, including rain and heat. Advanced fields are starting to show tassels (VT) breaking through, with full tassel expected shortly. However, the region experienced a drought in early June, followed by excessive rainfall, leading to crop stress and variability in soil structure across fields.

Moisture will play a vital role in the upcoming weeks, particularly during the pollination stage, which is expected to occur within the next two to three weeks.

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