HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION
Keep track of harvest
Grain Farmers of Ontario has launched an interactive map to help farmers and industry stakeholders keep track of up to date harvest situations. With the help of a network of farmers strategically placed across the province, this interactive map shows county by county information on the amount of acreage harvested at any given time.
Updated weekly, this tool will help farmers stay informed of the situation throughout the harvest season and it will also help stakeholders adjust plans according to the state of harvest. Check it out at www.gfo.ca.
To keep this map as up to date and accurate as possible, we need your help. Send us an update on harvest in your area throughout the season at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-265-0550. •
New corn processor in Chatham-Kent
New markets and new jobs are being created in Chatham with the opening of a new corn processing facility. Expecting to source up to 6,000 acres of corn from local farmers and provide 15 new jobs, the Dover Corn Products Ltd. corn processing facility is welcomed in the community.
A former sugar processing plant will be renovated to create the facility and will feature state-of-the-art equipment. It is expected to generate $6 million in sales in its first year. •
Savvy Farmer launches mobile app
Savvy Farmer recently launched a mobile application on Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, Playbook, Windows, Android and Symbian phones as a companion to its desktop software.
The mobile app provides access to over 1,000 weed, insect and disease photos, prices for over 95 percent of pesticide brands, labels and MSDS sheets and simple product recommendations says the company.
A subscription to Savvy Farmer includes access to this mobile app.•