August 16 - August 27, 2021
Now in its 6th year, the Annual Great ON Yield Tour has become very popular with farmers and each year we try to improve on it. In 2020 we introduced an individualized yield report card. This year we are working closely with Weather INnovations during the data collection portion of the tour and are also introducing drone technology to the tour with the help of TerraNova UAV for plant population, spacing and yield estimation.
2021 is unlike any other year since the inception of the tour in the sense that this year crop prices are at their highest since 2013/2014. Ontario farmers are looking at strong crop prices, but the weather started dry for the months of April and May with rain finally showing up in June and July, though it was patchy. The west of the province is looking better than the east.
After a break last year due to COVID-19 concerns and restrictions, this year we are back with in-person final events, which will be held in compliance with government-mandated rules. The Eastern Ontario event will be on the 26th of August at Derks Elevator (our newest host) in Chesterville, and the Western Ontario event will be on the 2nd of September at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show.
As always, be sure to follow us on Twitter @FarmsMarketing using hashtag #ONyield21 as we will be posting photos and farmer and industry expert video interviews throughout the tour.