Features

Environmental returns

ALTERNATIVE LAND USE

BRUCE COUNTY GRAIN farmer Paul Legge likes to make a profit from all of his land. Legge, his dad, uncle, and two cousins have 3,000 acres in mostly corn, soybeans, and wheat with some canola, [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Vacant buildings

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) WHAT DO FARM OWNERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INSURING VACANT HOUSES OR BUILDINGS? (C.H.) Insurance considerations still need to be made on houses and outbuildings on any farm property, even if they are left [Read more]

Market Side

Market side: Futures trading basics

LESSON 36: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

CANDLESTICK CHARTING Tweezer patterns — The tweezer pattern is a minor trend reversal pattern that consists of two candles that exhibit almost exactly the same high or low depending if it is a downward move [Read more]

Features

Herbicide resistance

CHANGING CHEMISTRY FOR A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT

GLYPHOSATE HAS TRANSFORMED the agricultural industry allowing farmers to use a simple and effective tool to reduce weed pressure in their fields. As a result of this transformation, there is a generation of farmers who [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Crop Protection Network

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THIS SUMMER FARMERS and agribusiness have a new tool to help them tackle crop management challenges. The Crop Protection Network (CPN), a multi-state and international collaboration of university/provincial extension specialists, has redesigned its website at [Read more]

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A sweet market for crop residues

EXPANDING PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL CROP FARMERS

MAKING MORE MONEY on the same amount of land — it’s a mantra for today’s farmers, and one that’s increasingly relevant as land prices and production costs continue to rise. A Sarnia refining company is [Read more]

Features

Spraying best practices

TECHNOLOGY AND TRANSPARENCY

IN THE ERA of social media and keyboard warriors, it’s easy to feel like someone is always watching and ready to force their opinion on the world. The “tweet first, think later” mentality often adds [Read more]

Features

Compaction action

THE PICKUP TRUCK has been a vital piece of the equipment inventory on farms for decades, but oh has it changed. Think about the 1960s half ton fleetsides, with two wheel drive, three on the [Read more]

Features

Biostimulating soils

A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE OF FARMING

NO ONE CAN be certain if and when it will happen, but the day that phosphorus resources run out will change farming practices forever. Hopefully, by the time that day comes, researchers will have proven [Read more]

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Test plot design

MOST OF US make hundreds of decisions per day — and we want those decisions to be good. Poor decisions in crop production result in failed economic opportunities, lower production, and risks to the environment. [Read more]