Now in its fourth year, the one-of-its-kind Great Ontario Yield Tour has been consistently successful in projecting the yearly Ontario corn and soybeans yield within +/-3 bushels/acre of Agricorp’s final Ontario yield estimates. The Tour, which takes place well before harvest, is unable to consider late-fall weather-induced final harvested acreage and resulting yield differences.
According to Agricorp data, in 2018, corn yields across Ontario (for reported acres as of March 18) came in at an average of 183 bushels per acre. This is above the Production Insurance 10-year average of 170 bushels per acre. Soybean yields across Ontario came in at an average of 53 bushels per acre. This was above the Production Insurance 10-year average of 45 bushels per acre. A dry June and July in most areas, followed by rain in August, contributed to these record high yields.
Farms.com Risk Management conducted a 2019 Ontario Planting Intentions farmer survey from January 23rd – March 24th, 2019. The survey forecasts that Ontario farmers intend to plant a record amount of corn, unchanged soybean acres and lower wheat acres compared to 2018. Read the full Farms.com Risk Management 2018 Ontario Planting Intentions report.
Ontario Crop Statistics
Corn acres in 2018, +1.7% vs. 2017
Corn (final) yield in 2018, -1.0 bu/acre vs. 2017
Soybean acres in 2018, -1.8% vs. 2017
Soybean (final) yield in 2018, +5.8 bu/acre vs. 2017
Wheat acres (intended) in 2018, -0.5% vs. 2017
Wheat (final) yield in 2018, -2.5 bu/acre vs. 2017
Ontario currently does not have any soil moisture concerns