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Ontario Wheat Quality

“Ontario is situated between the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River Basin, and our temperate climate and fertile soils are key components to producing top quality winter and spring wheat.

Because of Ontario’s size and varied geography, its producers grow several varieties of wheat: from soft wheat in the southwest to hard wheat in the east. Ontario’s wheat production is supported by our proximity to strong transportation infrastructure (highways, rail lines, and river access to ocean ports) and an ample supply of energy sources.

2020 Wheat Technical Bulletins

Ontario Soft Red Winter Wheat Technical Bulletin
Ontario Hard Red Winter Wheat Technical Bulletin
Ontario Soft White Winter Wheat Technical Bulletin

2020 Summary Data

This year, Grain Farmers of Ontario has partnered with SGS Canada, Inc. on the development of the Grains Analytical Testing Laboratory (GATL). The GATL will be conducting this year’s wheat harvest survey program. This program analyzes samples from across the province that helps create a picture of the quality of each year’s harvest.

NOTE: All grading and analysis are conducted by the Grains Analytical Testing Laboratory.

Soft Red Winter

Region* Samples Collected Protein (%) Moisture (%) Test Weight (kg/hl)** Falling Number (sec)
South West 165 9.0 14.3 78.5 352
21-Jul 76 8.9 14.2 78.2 346
28-Jul 27 9.2 14.5 79.3 366
03-Aug 35 8.9 14.7 77.6 348
10-Aug 11 9.3 14.8 79.7 364
19-Aug 16 9.4 13.4 79.6 352
Northwest 24 10.1 14.5 79.0 340
28-Jul 1 10.5 13.6 78.5 387
10-Aug 16 10.1 14.7 80.4 358
19-Aug 2 9.4 13.6 78.9 355
21-Aug 5 10.0 14.6 74.8 267
Niagara 49 9.6 14.2 77.5 355
28-Jul 27 9.3 14.0 77.3 353
19-Aug 22 9.9 14.3 77.7 357
East 34 10.9 14.1 77.5 374
03-Aug 21 10.6 14.4 78.1 381
10-Aug 6 11.1 13.8 77.5 373
21-Aug 7 11.5 13.2 75.8 352

*Region line shows up-to-date average
** Test Weight is adjusted to 13.5%

Hard Red Winter

Region* Samples Collected Protein (%) Moisture (%) Test Weight (kg/hl) Falling Number (sec)
South West 4 11.4 14.5 81.4 409
10-Aug 4 11.4 14.5 81.4 409
North West 14 12.1 14.0 81.6 405
10-Aug 8 12.2 14.8 83.1 419
21-Aug 6 12.0 12.9 79.6 387
East 12 12.1 13.5 78.5 428
03-Aug 5 11.9 13.4 78.0 427
21-Aug 2 11.4 14.9 80.0 403
28-Aug 5 12.7 13.0 78.4 440

*Region line shows up-to-date average

Soft White Winter

Region* Samples Collected Protein (%) Moisture (%) Test Weight (kg/hl) Falling Number (sec)
South West 15 8.8 15.0 79.0 345
21-Jul 5 7.3 15.0 79.6 344
28-Jul 3 10.2 16.0 79.5 356
03-Aug 5 8.9 14.0 77.8 354
10-Aug 1 9.9 16.0 80.7 355
19-Aug 1 9.9 16.2 78.1 255
North West 8 9.5 14.6 77.1 341
10-Aug 8 9.5 14.6 77.1 341
East 2 10.5 14.6 74.9 389
03-Aug 1 13.7 15.1 71.7 403
21-Aug 1 7.3 14.0 78.2 375

*Region line shows up-to-date average

Hard Red Spring

Region* Samples Collected Protein (%) Moisture (%) Test Weight (kg/hl) Falling Number (sec)
North West 6 13.4 13.3 79.5 370
21-Aug 6 13.4 13.3 79.5 370
East 8 13.7 14.8 79.5 386
21-Aug 3 13.0 14.9 80.2 347
28-Aug 5 14.1 14.6 79.0 409

*Region line shows up-to-date average

Wheat sampling regions in Ontario with county names
Wheat sampling regions with county names labeled. Click to expand.

2019 Wheat Technical Bulletins

Ontario Soft Red Winter Wheat Technical Bulletin
Ontario Hard Red Winter Wheat Technical Bulletin
Ontario Soft White Winter Wheat Technical Bulletin

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