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Celebrating plant science

CROPLIFE CANADA'S FOCUS ON CONSUMER OUTREACH

THERE’S A TRICK to selling real, good news in the ‘fake news’ and the ‘if it’s on the internet it must be true’ world we are living in. Not that long ago, it seemed like no one in the agricultural industry could figure out what that trick was. [Read more]

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Understanding precision agriculture

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T?

YOU’VE CRUNCHED THE data, identified your management zones and created nutrient and seed population prescription maps. Now, how can you be sure that you’re actually making a measureable, positive impact on your fields? This, according [Read more]

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Preventing vomitoxin

TIPS FOR A HEALTHY CORN CROP

VOMITOXIN (ALSO KNOWN as deoxynivalenol (DON)) can severely compromise the quality of a corn crop, limiting both its use and value. In 2016, the annual vomitoxin survey to assess the presence of corn ear mould and grain vomitoxin, conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) field crops team, confirmed the concerns being raised by many farmers. [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 27: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

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. GAP TYPES – PART ONE GAPS OCCUR AT [Read more]

GFO newsletter

GFO Newsletter for April/May 2017

GET THE LATEST NEWS FROM GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO

PRODUCTION INSURANCE — NEW FORAGE SEEDING Production insurance coverage is now available for an expanded range of crops, including brassica, cereal, grasses, and legume species. They include: •    Alfalfa •    Annual rye grass •    Bird’s-foot [Read more]

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A modern renewable fuel standard

ONTARIO DEVELOPING NEW GAS REGULATIONS

THE NEXT STEP in the Ontario government’s Climate Change Action Plan is the development of a renewable fuel standard (RFS) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from gasoline by five per cent by the year 2020. The Ontario government’s proposed RFS will replace the current ethanol mandate Ontario farmers have relied on. [Read more]

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Hunting on farmland

BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP WITH HUNTERS

IN 2015, 23,000 people took the Ontario Hunter Education Course, according to the provincial Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF), and a total of 450,000 people currently hold a ‘Hunting’ Outdoors Card. [Read more]