Features

Identifying plant stress

THE USE OF THERMODYNAMICS

ALTHOUGH VETERINARIANS AND doctors rely on thermometers to improve their daily diagnoses, field agronomists lack an equivalent tool of their own. But with two researchers studying the impact thermodynamic principles could have on precision agriculture, [Read more]

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Dicamba damage on U.S. fields

ESTIMATES TOP THREE MILLION ACRES

HEADING INTO THE soybean harvest, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extension experts put instances of dicamba damage to the crop at 3.1 million acres, approximately 3.5% of U.S. soybean plantings this year. That figure could [Read more]

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Sugar corn instead of sugar cane

A CANADIAN CROP FOR BIOFUEL AND BIOPRODUCTS

SUGAR CORN, A novel breed of corn with high sucrose levels, is being researched at the University of Guelph for its potential use in biofuel and bioproduct production. Using a simple, cost-effective, and fast-acting method, [Read more]

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The path to better crop protection

FROM IDEA TO MARKET

WAYNE BARTON’S METHOD for developing agricultural crop protection products is to stay one or two steps ahead of Mother Nature. Barton, BASF’s manager of research and commercial development for Canada, may have a formula that [Read more]

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Added value

THE WHEAT INDUSTRY brings tremendous value to Canada. On average, there are 24 million seeded acres, producing more than 20 million tonnes of wheat with an approximate value of $7 billion each year. Wheat has [Read more]

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Glyphosate-resistant waterhemp

WEED DETECTED IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO

GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT WATERHEMP is in southwestern Ontario and it’s occurring at densities that are resulting in substantial yield losses says weed management expert Dr. Peter Sikkema. Sikkema, an applied research scientist and professor at the University [Read more]

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Showcasing modern agriculture

TECH PARK AT THE IPM

SUSTAINABILITY AND MODERN farming practices go hand in hand. Grain Farmers of Ontario highlighted this relationship at the 2017 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) in Walton with the Tech Park. This is the [Read more]

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On display

CANADA'S OUTDOOR FARM SHOW

FROM THE LATEST machinery, to new seed varieties, to farm data management — Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show was a showcase of new technology in September. One of the most anticipated new technologies is the Enlist™ [Read more]

Flipbook

November 2017

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Web special

Pelee Island Farming

Production
GRANT CRAWFORD SAYS he can relate to the September 2017 Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine article about the challenges grower Jason Pyke faces farming on an Island compared to mainland farmers. In fact, he believes farming [Read more]

From the CEO’s desk

  • A FAMILY FARM is a business. A farmer is a business person. Therefore, small business tax changes proposed by the federal government will have an impact on farmers. That seems fairly straightforward; but apparently someone [Read more]

GFO Newsletter

Market Side

Cropside

  • THE ONTARIO MINISTRY of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) traditionally conducted an annual pre-sidedress soil nitrate (PSNT) survey which sampled several dozen fields across the province for background (non-fertilized) soil nitrate levels just prior [Read more]

Business Side