Features

New screening technology

AN ADVANTAGE FOR WHEAT BREEDERS

IN 2016, STATISTICS Canada anticipated that Canadian wheat production would decline by 19.5 per cent in 2017, attributing the decline to dry conditions in the prairies. But Western Canada isn’t the only region in the [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: WBC thresholds/timing

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

DELAYS IN PLANTING over the last few years have, in many regions, aligned the corn stages that the Western bean cutworm (WBC) moth prefers to lay her eggs on (pre-tassel to full tassel) and peak [Read more]

Features

Managing nutrient loss

THE IOWA EXPERIENCE

THE U.S. AGRICULTURAL sector is under pressure to reduce nitrate-nitrogen (N) losses by 40%. In Iowa, efforts to improve drainage water quality through nutrient management have focused on the 4Rs of nutrient stewardship: Right Source [Read more]

Features

Improving soybean yields

IN-FIELD RECOMMENDATIONS

WHEN IT COMES to recommending the best strategy for growing high-yielding soybeans, the advice Horst Bohner is likely to give is “it depends”. Bohner, soybean specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural [Read more]

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Invite the microbes

MIKE DORION WANTS farmers to build healthy soil and grow better crops by throwing an underground party with guests that include a whole range of microbes. “These organisms act like probiotics in the human gut [Read more]

GFO newsletter

GFO Newsletter for March 2018

PROVINCIAL PREMISES REGISTRY The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has transitioned the delivery of the Provincial Premises Registry Program (PPR) from Angus GeoSolutions Inc. (AGSI) to Agricorp. Your Premises ID number [Read more]