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Canada 150

CELEBRATING ONTARIO’S FARMING HISTORY

On July 1, Canadians celebrated the 150th birthday of our country. Farmers were instrumental in building the communities that have shaped our nation. While there are now fewer farms and fewer farmers than there were [Read more]

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Soil sampling

A LITTLE INVESTMENT FOR A LOT OF INFORMATION

WITH WHEAT HARVEST beginning to wrap up around the province and farmers now looking ahead to the approaching fall harvest season, we are in the so called “dog days of summer” and now is an [Read more]

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Understanding precision agriculture

THE CHALLENGES OF ON-FARM PRECISION AG RESEARCH

YOU CAN BUY the equipment and software, bring on a consultant and start banking yield data, but what can you do once you’re up and running to ensure you’re getting useful information from your on-farm precision ag [Read more]

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4R progress report

MEASURING PROGRAM SUCCESS

IN MID-MAY, Fertilizer Canada released the first-ever 4R Nutrient Stewardship Sustainability Report outlining what is being done by Canadian growers to adopt sustainable farming practices. “Sustainability has always been an integral part of our activities [Read more]

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By the numbers: then and now

WHAT WE LEARN FROM THE CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE

IN THE LATE 1800s, an Ontario farmer planted the fields with oats and wheat, used horses to pull their plows, reapers and mowers, and had more sheep than dairy cows and swine combined. This picture [Read more]

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How to be a cover cropper

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

MORE FARMERS ARE seeing the value of having a cover crop in the field, and as a result, more are incorporating them into their row-crop systems. Cover crops offer a wide array of benefits. They [Read more]

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Leading the soy industry

2018 ASA DUPONT YOUNG LEADER APPLICANTS WANTED

SOYBEAN PRODUCERS LOOKING for an opportunity to develop their leadership ability, better their communication skills, and shape the future direction of the soybean industry are encouraged to apply for the 2018 American Soybean Association (ASA) [Read more]

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More than stress

FARMERS STRUGGLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH

FOR MANY FARMERS, recent crop years haven’t been easy ones — and while many will first worry about the impact weather, markets, and regulations may have on their crops and how they can be managed [Read more]

Flipbook

August 2017

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Crop responses to management

Research
With Doria Ali & Lauren Deshaw There is much interest in varying crop management strategies across farm fields – the essence of precision agriculture. The main driver of this has been advances in variable rate [Read more]

From the CEO’s desk

  • CANADA HAS A rich farming history. Whether it was the first French settlers along the St. Lawrence or the homesteaders who populated the Western Prairies, farmers have been instrumental to the development of our country. [Read more]

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