Business Side

Business side: Planning to sell?

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(R.H.) WHY SHOULD FARMERS BE THINKING ABOUT THE SALE OF THEIR FARM? (T.B.) All farms will eventually need to be sold. The sale could be the owner’s choice upon retirement or transfer to the next [Read more]

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Research

Research roundup

FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN THE WORLD OF RESEARCH Rice gene helps fight Fusarium in corn Owen Roberts Transgenic corn plants outfitted with a rice gene have shown increased resistance to Fusarium, a disease that [Read more]

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Starting production

NEW SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO SEED CORN COMPANY TWO LONG-TIME farming families have come together to start a new seed corn production company in southwestern Ontario. PHOTO: DALE STEWART, CRAIG STEWART, CHRIS STEWART, LYLE GIFFIN, LEE GIFFIN, [Read more]

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Winter insights

IN-FIELD RESEARCH 365 DAYS A YEAR It is important to note that research conducted in other jurisdictions, like the project outlined in the following article, provides Ontario farmers the opportunity to learn more about the [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Corn leaf diseases

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

CONCERN OVER CORN leaf diseases, their identification, and their potential impact on yield has grown over the last two years. Here are the four most prevalent leaf diseases in Ontario. NORTHERN LEAF BLIGHT •    Most [Read more]

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Water quality and chemical efficacy

IS THERE A CONNECTION? MOST GROWERS KNOW that the performance of chemicals — such as herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides – is dependent on a number of factors. These factors can include correct product selection, equipment [Read more]

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Features

High speed planting

VADERSTAD TEMPO IT MIGHT BE cliché, but the old saying ‘time is money’ still applies in agriculture. PHOTO: FARMERS EXAMINE THE COMPONENTS OF THE TEMPO PLANTER. “Timing is everything,” says Scott Johnston, a grain farmer [Read more]

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Features

Certified pre-owned

JOHN DEERE ANNOUNCES NEW EQUIPMENT PROGRAM AT THIS VERY moment, beneath a broken- down piece of equipment, there is a farmer dreaming of buying new. But fresh-off-the- line equipment is not for everyone, so John [Read more]

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Features

Harvest weed management

HARRINGTON SEED DESTRUCTOR IT IS COMMON practice for Ontario grain farmers to utilize herbicides to control weed populations in their fields. But as each year passes, common weeds are showing resistance to popular herbicides. This [Read more]