Features

Western bean cutworm

OVERWINTERING BEHAVIOUR AND BIOLOGY

IN THE SPACE of five seasons, the Western bean cutworm (WBC) has spread to become a well-established threat across Ontario. The question is, how? Researchers from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) are trying to [Read more]

GFO newsletter

GFO Newsletter for February 2018

GET THE LATEST NEWS FROM GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO

NEW COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Grain Farmers of Ontario is pleased to welcome Victoria Berry to the role of communications manager. Berry took on this role in early January. She will be leading the communications team and [Read more]

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Continuing the conversation

ONTARIO FARMERS OPEN UP ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

2017 WAS A difficult production year for farmers across Canada. Unpredictable weather was an enormous source of stress for growers; this, paired with ongoing concerns about insect, disease, and weed pressures and government regulations — many farmers [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Cleavers

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

CLEAVERS IN A field of winter wheat are a pain and I am often asked ‘what is the best way to get rid of this weed in winter wheat?’. I can’t think of a redeeming [Read more]

Features

Split nitrogen application on corn

U.S. STUDIES QUESTION BENEFITS

SEVERAL FACTORS — INCLUDING the drive to improve yields, pressures to use less nitrogen (N) or use it more effectively, the availability of high clearance equipment — are prompting more U.S. grain producers to try [Read more]

Advocacy

Making investments

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

ADVANCEMENTS IN CROP management and new seed varieties have helped farmers increase their yields in recent years. We are now growing more grain on less land than ever before. That’s a positive for our industry [Read more]

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History lessons to advance agriculture

SYMPOSIUM USES PAST TO HIGHLIGHT POTENTIAL FUTURE

THE FUTURE OF agriculture will be fueled by lessons from history. This was discussed in depth during the second annual DuPont Pioneer Plant Sciences Symposium held in Guelph. Advertised as the Historical Guide to Modern [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Business taxes

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) CAN YOU SHARE SOME YEAR-ROUND TAX TIPS FOR FARM BUSINESSES? (W.R) The best advice I can give isn’t just to farmers, it’s to anyone filing taxes — get organized. The best way to do [Read more]

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The consumer conversation

2017 GEORGE MORRIS AGRIFOOD POLICY LECTURE

HOW DOES THE agriculture industry talk to consumers about food? A look through a different lens can reveal answers to this question. This topic was part of the George Morris AgriFood Policy lecture hosted by [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 34: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

CANDLESTICK CHARTING This lesson we will continue to explore basic candles. GRAVESTONE DOJI The doji is one of the most significant candlestick formations and is created when the open and close for a day are [Read more]