New deadlines for winter wheat

Updated: October 31, 2014 at 3:20 p.m.

Production Insurance deadlines for planting, reporting acres and paying premiums for winter wheat have been extended by seven days in most areas of the province.

Here are the new deadlines: ​​​​​​​​

Action requiredNew date
All fall-seeded cropsMake coverage changesNovember 8
Report final acresNovember 8​​​​
Winter wheat and organic winter speltPlant your cropVaries by area.
See ​ 2015 Planting Deadlines
Pay premiumNovember 22

Advancements in farm management techniques and hardier varieties of wheat contributed to the change of the 2015 deadlines for winter wheat and organic winter spelt. Agricorp’s research included input from OMAFRA’s cereal crop specialist, a historic review of planting dates against Production Insurance reseed and production claims, and climate data for the last 30 years.

Data also showed most producers plant as close to the optimal seeding date as possible but are influenced by weather and the previous crop’s harvest. The delayed growi​ng season in 2014 will likely require producers to plant later than normal.