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Crop Planning Guide and Crop Planner

The Crop Planning Guides provide information that can help estimate the income and cost of production for different crops in the various soil zones in the province.

This year’s Guide differs from those of previous years. It targets the possible above average yields, using a higher input system linked to recommended agronomic practices including the use of certified seed, soil nutrient testing and pesticide selection. The latter is targeted at minimizing yield losses, while reducing the risk of the development of pest (insect, plant disease and weed) resistance.

The Guide does not represent actual provincial average cost of production figures. Actual costs and yields on each farm will differ due to the age, amount and type of equipment, the selection of crop protection products and other inputs used, agronomic practices, soil class and weather conditions. Furthermore, producers will use their own risk assessment and cost-benefit calculations in production decisions, which will determine the actual costs of production that will result.

Download the complete version of the 2017 Crop Planning Guide.

A blank worksheet is provided at the end of this Guide for farm managers to use their own costs of production in their calculations and decision making. For those who would prefer, a digital  spreadsheet is available in the related links section below.

The guide is also available in separate files for each of the soil zones as well as for Special Crops.

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