Producers have the amazing ability to plant a significant number of acres in a short amount of time once weather and seedbed conditions allow it. Producers report planting date information to MASC and using that database I can provide you an estimate of how many acres of grain corn Manitoba producers can plant in a day under good conditions.
In 2013, producers planted approximately 212,000 acres of grain corn in a 7 day period….that equates to just over 30,000 acres per day!
Putting it another way, if Manitoba producers plant the intended Statistics Canada’s acreage of 300,000 acres of grain corn, producers can plant that amount in 10 days, if conditions are right!
Submitted by: Pam de Rocquigny, Provincial Cereal Crops Specialist