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An agriculture ambassador

THE 2016 GRAIN DISCOVERY ZONE SEASON

Brianne Curtis was the Grain Discovery Zone ambassador for the 2016 fair and event season. This is her personal account of her experience touring the province promoting agriculture and the Good in Every Grain. SINCE [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: OCC trials

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

A COMMON QUESTION regarding Ontario Corn Committee (OCC) hybrid trials is — how valid are results if practices on my farm are more intensive than the hybrid trials? To help answer this, Intensive Management (IM) [Read more]

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Online influence

“STORYTELLING IS THE essential human activity. The harder the situation, the more essential it is.” ~Tim O’Brien Connecting with the non-farming public is often described as our greatest challenge in agriculture. One could also say, [Read more]

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Understanding precision agriculture

WHERE DO MANAGEMENT ZONES MAKE SENSE?

GROWERS MIGHT KNOW from experience that they have areas in their fields that consistently deliver high yields season after season — and other parts that just aren’t very productive at all. But is having that [Read more]

Features

Be compaction aware!

A FARMSMART FOCUS

SOIL COMPACTION SEEMS to be a fact of life in most farming operations. We all seem to have it at different extremes at different points in time. While compaction is most often associated with a [Read more]

Features

Barley intensification

CLOSE COST ANALYSIS REQUIRED

AT THE 2016 harvest, we saw much less barley come to market in the Guelph area. Many Ontario barley growers were down on average yields, but there were still a lot that were above average. [Read more]

Features

Ontario corn into 2017

FOR ONTARIO CORN producers, the marketing challenge ahead is great. The story in the grains sector is one of great surpluses. In 2016, American farmers produced the biggest corn crop on record. With benign weather [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 24: TRIANGLE FORMATIONS

This monthly educational series will feature the basic workings of the futures and options markets and how they can be utilized to help farmers with risk management. THIS LESSON WE will discuss the descending triangle [Read more]