Ontario Wheat Quality Scoop

Ontario wheat producers have a history of innovation and the experience in wheat production to meet the quality demands of both domestic and international markets. Our producers have been growing high quality wheat for over fifty years.

Ontario wheat is graded by international grade standards that ensure our shipments of grain consistently meet contract specifications for quality, safety, and quantity.

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 hard red winter 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.

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.

This page will be updated regularly as new results become available.

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)
Southwest 142 10.0 13.4 80.4 332
18-Jul 66 9.9 13.1 80.2 325
27-Jul 38 10.0 13.4 80.9 340
02-Aug 7 9.8 13.2 81.8 368
15-Aug 18 10.7 14.3 79.5 338
20-Aug 13 9.9 13.1 80.1 321
Northwest 56 10.1 14.5 77.6 346
27-Jul 4 9.7 14.8 79.1 339
02-Aug 15 10.3 14.9 80.4 360
15-Aug 24 10.1 13.6 75.8 328
20-Aug 13 10.1 15.7 77.3 363
Niagara 40 9.8 13.6 79.3 336
27-Jul 9 10.2 13.8 79.4 332
02-Aug 6 9.5 13.2 81.5 332
15-Aug 21 9.8 13.1 79.3 340
20-Aug 4 9.9 16.1 75.6 328
East 31 10.1 14.0 79.1 348
02-Aug 14 10.1 13.8 80.7 353
15-Aug 17 10.1 14.1 77.7 345

HARD RED WINTER

Region* Samples Collected Protein (%) Moisture (%) Test Weight (kg/hl) Falling Number (sec)
South West 4 12.9 12.6 80.8 355
18-Jul 2 12.4 13.0 82.6 388
27-Jul 1 14.1 12.2 82.2 392
02-Aug 1 12.6 12.1 75.7 251
North West 22 12.1 13.6 80.1 349
02-Aug 9 11.8 15.0 80.9 397
15-Aug 7 12.3 13.7 80.3 329
20-Aug 6 12.4 11.5 78.8 300
East 2 11.4 13.3 77.9 325
02-Aug 1 12.6 12.7 76.5 275
15-Aug 1 10.1 13.8 79.3 374

SOFT WHITE WINTER

Region* Samples Collected Protein (%) Moisture (%) Test Weight (kg/hl) Falling Number (sec)
South West 11 10.2 13.0 82.2 369
18-Jul 5 10.5 13.6 81.8 335
27-Jul 1 10.5 13.0 84.6 448
02-Aug 3 9.9 13.1 82.6 385
20-Aug 2 9.9 11.3 81.5 391
North West 13 10.0 14.9 76.8 356
27-Jul 6 10.3 15.8 76.0 336
02-Aug 6 9.5 14.4 77.7 379
15-Aug 1 10.9 13.2 75.7 345
Niagara 2 10.1 12.6 79.8 372
20-Aug 2 10.1 12.6 79.8 372
East 5 10.4 15.0 76.9 200
15-Aug 5 10.4 15.0 76.9 200

HARD RED SPRING

Region* Samples Collected Protein (%) Moisture (%) Test Weight (kg/hl) Falling Number (sec)
North West 3 14.0 14.4 79.6 370
15-Aug 1 13.4 15.7 78.9 287
20-Aug 2 14.4 13.8 80.0 412
East 22 13.7 14.9 79.6 343
02-Aug 1 11.6 15.3 83.8 466
27-Aug 8 13.5 15.7 80.2 324
14-Sep 13 14.0 14.4 78.9 345
Wheat sampling regions in Ontario with county names
Wheat sampling regions with county names labeled. Click to expand.