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Nuffield scholar

RESEARCH AND LEARNING JUST UNDER A year later, Tony Balkwill continues to embrace the opportunity the Grain Farmers of Ontario Nuffield Scholarship provided him — a chance to develop historical soil-type maps into field-scale management [Read more]

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Research

Research roundup

FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN THE WORLD OF RESEARCH Multi-purpose soybeans Sameer Chhabra Soybeans are already renowned for their many uses. Now, processors might be able to use modified soybeans that are high in linoleic [Read more]

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A garden full of weeds

PROMOTING WEED IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL WHEN IT COMES to weeds, Dave Bilyea strongly believes in the adage keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. PHOTO: WEED IDENTIFICATION GARDEN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH RIDGETOWN [Read more]

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Poison Ivy

A HEALTH PROBLEM AT HOME AND THE FARM LEAVES OF THREE, leave it be. So went the warning many of us heard from our mothers to keep us safe from poison ivy, the noxious weed [Read more]

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Future of grain

Future of grain

HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION Boosting soil health The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) supports cover crop research through its Soil Health Graduate Scholarship fund. The 2015 recipient, graduate [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Taxing details

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT FARM EQUIPMENT DEPRECIATION FOR TAX PURPOSES? (T.B.) Depreciation for tax purposes is called capital cost allowance (CCA). There are three common CCA classes most farmers use for asset depreciation [Read more]

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Simplifying seed selection

PLANNING AHEAD ALTHOUGH THIS YEAR’S crop season isn’t over yet, decisions are already being made for next year. Correct seed selection is crucial to a successful and profitable growing season and should be given careful [Read more]

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Cover up for winter!

FIELD PROTECTION DOES YOUR SOIL look a bit naked? Silage corn, soybeans, and crops such as edible beans leave little residue to protect the soil and prevent soil erosion over the winter and through the [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Pesticide drift

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

WHEN IT COMES to information about pesticide drift, it’s easy to find and there’s a lot of it. I have an archive of 29 articles written by staff at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food [Read more]