Features

Managing phosphorus loss

ARE COVER CROPS A SOLUTION?

THE RE-OCCURRENCE OF harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie has once again raised questions around how we manage phosphorus (P) on farmland and ways to control or limit the sources of P entering surface [Read more]

GFO newsletter

GFO Newsletter for December 2017

GET THE LATEST NEWS FROM GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO

SPECIALTY CRUSH FACILITY Over the past several months work has been conducted on a feasibility study looking at the opportunities available for the development of a small scale soybean processing facility in Ontario. With soybean [Read more]

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Inter-seeding cover crops in corn

ESTABLISHING AGRONOMIC BENEFITS

THERE HAS BEEN considerable research conducted on the use of cover crops after wheat. The relatively short growing season of wheat makes it the ideal crop in the rotation to include cover crops after harvest. [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: A great farm employer

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M.) WHAT MAKES A GOOD FARM EMPLOYER? (H.W.) It doesn’t matter what type of business you are hiring employees for, a good employer provides clarity. On the farm, I recommend employers focus on clarity of [Read more]

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Monitoring groundwater pollution

FOCUS ON NITRATE CONCENTRATIONS

GROUNDWATER IN ONTARIO is considered the most significant source of water for people in rural communities, their crops, and their livestock. And although groundwater is below the surface, it is still prone to pollution. But [Read more]

Features

Damaging impact

THE 2017 HURRICANE SEASON

THE 2017 HURRICANE season — Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate — savaged a wide range of U.S. agricultural sectors, producing immediate crop losses and longer term damage that is still hard to quantify. TEXAS In [Read more]

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Feeding the aquaculture industry

AN EXPANDING SOYBEAN MARKET

SOYBEANS ARE A common feedstock for a wide range of agriculture — livestock ranging from dairy cattle to laying hens typically have soy or a soybean derivative incorporated in their feed, due largely in part [Read more]

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Making no-till planting easier

UTILIZING NEW TECHNOLOGY

A STONEY CREEK company focused on robotic cutting solutions is experimenting with an ultra-high pressure no-till system. A-Cubed (Advanced Agriculture Applications) is using fluid jets in place of coulters on standard, commercially available seeding equipment they’ve [Read more]