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New alternative?

AN INSECTICIDE SEED TREATMENT OPTION A NEW INSECTICIDE seed treatment made by DuPont will be used on the vast majority of corn sold by Pioneer in Ontario next season, according to Russ Barker, a Pioneer [Read more]

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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 occur in Ontario grain fields,” says Dave Bilyea, [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Sulphur deficiency

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

SULPHUR (S) DEFICIENCY was very prevalent in winter wheat this past spring, including fields with a history of manure applications (Photo 1). The deficiency seen in many fields may have resulted from a cooler than [Read more]

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Business management pays

STUDY SHOWS HIGHER INCOME AND PROFITABILITY A GROUND-BREAKING study, funded by Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, has identified the top seven habits of Canada’s best farmers. And for the first time, a direct link [Read more]

Advocacy

Empowering leadership

2016 ADVANCING WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE

WOMEN’S INITIATIVES ARE on the rise with more women involved in a wide variety of roles in the agriculture industry than ever before. Over 430 women attended the Advancing Women in Agriculture Conference in Toronto [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Financial advisors

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M.) WHAT MAKES A GOOD FINANCIAL ADVISOR? (D.O.) A good financial advisor and planner will have three traits: education, experience, and the ability to listen.  When it comes to farming, financial planning goes well beyond [Read more]

Advocacy

Involvement and influence

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO ADVISORY COMMITTEES

GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO’S Board of Directors sets the direction and focus of the organization. It is then up to staff to ensure that the mission and vision as outlined in the Strategic Plan is [Read more]

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Endocrine disruptor legislation

INDUSTRY FIGHTING TIGHTER REGULATIONS

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION has proposed new evaluations for endocrine disrupting substances which threaten to significantly impact the future import of agricultural products grown in North America. Industry representatives warn that the new legislative process currently [Read more]