Cereal Production in Ontario

Cereal crops are an integral part of the cropping system in Ontario, grown on approximately 25% of the arable land. Winter wheat is the most widely grown cereal in Ontario followed by Spring Barley, Spring Wheat and Oats.

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To access results of OMAFRA Field Crop Research Programs:

Cereal Acreage and Yields

Calculating Cost of Production:

Specialty Markets:

Selecting a Variety for Your Farm:

Fertility Management:



Planting and Crop Development:

Insect and Disease Management

Weed Management

Harvesting and Storage:

Impact of Severe Weather

Common Calculations, Conversions and Facts


  • 1 metric tonne = 36.74 bushels
  • There are 60 lbs in 1 bushel of wheat


  • 1 metric tonne = 45.93 bushels
  • There are 48 lbs in 1 bushel of barley


  • 1 metric tonne = 64.7 bushels
  • There are 34 lbs in 1 bushel of oats

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