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WESTERN ONTARIO: Corn Producers "Saved" by Yields Despite Dry Summer

Posted on Sep 20th, 2016

PORT BURWELL - At one point this summer Arpad Pasztor was worried about his 500 acres of corn. His area had a dry spell for three weeks in July. But some timely rains near the end of the month, when the corn was starting to flower, saved the crop and the Port Burwell farmer is now expecting an above-average yield. “It kind of saved our butts,” he said. In our particular area, the worst-case scenario would be average.”... 

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WESTERN ONTARIO: Below Average Soybean Yields Expected

Posted on Sep 20th, 2016

There’s going to be some disappointment with soybean yields this year, said OMAFRA’s soybean specialist. “The range in a year like this will be tremendous,” said Horst Bohner. “There are some fields in the Niagara region that have been written off by crop insurance so their yields will be zero. Then there are some fields that got timely showers that I expect to be well above average. “One decent rain in August can make a difference between having a very poor crop and an average crop.”... 

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