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Research

Viney weeds

FOUR SPECIES YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT SCOUTING IN-AND-around your fields is the first defence to protecting them from viney weeds.   “Wild buckwheat, field bindweed, tufted vetch, and bur cucumber are definitely weeds that [Read more]

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Understanding precision agriculture

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

Precision Agriculture Advancement for Ontario: This article is part of a series dedicated to helping farmers understand and implement precision agriculture technology. Next month we focus on how to best utilize field maps and management [Read more]

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A passion for farming

2017 ASA DUPONT YOUNG LEADER SELECTED JEFF HARRISON IS an entrepreneur and a problem solver. When he graduated university, he knew his parents’ farm wasn’t large enough to provide him with a living in addition [Read more]

GFO newsletter

GFO Newsletter for October 2016

GET THE LATEST NEWS FROM GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO ONTARIO PROVINCIAL PREMISES REGISTRY Accurate and up-to-date premises identification is critical to the strength of Ontario’s agriculture and food sectors. Since 2008, the Provincial Premises Registry [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Yield robbers

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

TWO SPOTTED SPIDER mite damage in soybeans was widespread this summer. Spider mites proliferate quickly in hot, dry years and do the most damage on drought stressed crops. In a dry year symptoms may be [Read more]

Features

U.S. GMO labelling law

AVOIDING A PATCHWORK OF STATE LAWS

THE NATIONAL BIOENGINEERED Food Disclosure Standard aims to establish uniform labeling rules across the United States for foods containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. Signed into law by President Barack Obama in July, it would replace [Read more]

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Quality inputs, quality product

ONTARIO CORN FED BEEF

ONTARIO’S GRAIN FARMERS provide the province, country, and world with high-quality, safe grain with a multitude of uses. One market that is particularly close to home is livestock feed — specifically Ontario beef. The Ontario [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 21: HEAD AND SHOULDERS

This monthly educational series features the basic workings of the futures and options markets and how they can be utilized to help farmers with risk management. Marty Hibbs is a 25 year veteran futures trader, [Read more]

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A taste of Ontario

CANADIAN CLUB MADE LOCAL

IN APRIL 2016, Grain Farmers of Ontario held consumer tasting events at LCBOs in Oakville and Toronto (Summerhill) to educate consumers on the many uses of grains. At these events, customers were offered grain based [Read more]