From a release
The late spring of 2014 has led to Agricorp to change their deadlines for winter wheat planting, reporting acres and making premium payments. They have been extended by seven days in most areas of the province.
Agricorp says growers must make coverage changes for all fall-seeded crops by November 8. Also reporting final acres must be done by November 8 for winter wheat and organic winter spelt. Premiums must be paid by November 22. Planting deadlines vary across the province and Agricorp advises growers to see 2015 planting deadlines on their website: http://www.agricorp.com/
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.