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 required||New date|
|All fall-seeded crops||Make coverage changes||November 8|
|Report final acres||November 8|
|Winter wheat and organic winter spelt||Plant your crop||Varies by area.
See 2015 Planting Deadlines
|Pay premium||November 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 growing season in 2014 will likely require producers to plant later than normal.