Ontario Grain Farmer
The magazine of Grain Farmers of Ontario
DECEMBER 2014
FEATURES
Farming without neonicotinoids
Rachel Telford
Cleaning up
Treena Hein
National sustainability
Rebecca Hannam
Roots not iron
Melanie Epp
A new use for residue
Erin Calhoun
Wetland restoration
Amy Petherick
Commodity outlook
Edith Munro
Technology yields results
Mark Carter
Weight and dimension guidelines
Jeanine Moyer
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
The white mould problem
Owen Roberts
Innovation in agriculture
Erin Calhoun
Media attention
Matt McIntosh, Farm & Food Care
2015 Faces of Farming calendar
Resi Walt, Farm & Food Care
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Federal politics
FROM THE CEO'S DESK
Business side: Structure matters
CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS
GFO Newsletter for December 2014
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In the news
NEWS BITES THAT MATTER
Market side: Futures trading basics
LESSON 3: EXCHANGES AND CLEARING HOUSES
Research roundup
FIND OUT WHAT'S NEW IN THE WORLD OF RESEARCH
Cropside: Aerial or broadcast?
AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS
Future of grain
HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION
WEB SPECIAL
2015 FarmSmart
FOCUS ON SOIL HEALTH AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
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Future of Grain
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NEW SAFETY STANDARDS for augersNew Canadian safety standards for portable augers have been developed and manufactures are getting set to work them into their equipment designs. The Agricultural Machinery Technical Committee of the Canadian Standards Association has worked for several years to develop the new standard. Most of the upgrades in the auger standards relate to the design of the intake guard and the auger driveline. “Those are the areas where most injuries take place,” says Jim
February 2012
Research roundup
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MANAGING AND PREDICTING mycotoxin accumulation in cornNicole YadaThe 2006 gibberella ear rot outbreak and the subsequent mycotoxins contamination in Ontario corn highlighted the need to better understand the susceptibility of corn hybrids to toxin accumulation, and the necessary strategies to mitigate the impact of the problem.  Drs. Art Schaafsma and Victor Limay-Rios at the University of Guelph Ridgetown campus are trying to get ahead of another such outbreak. They’re
February 2012
Cropside: Assess your variability
By: Peter Johnson,Wheat Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
DUE TO THE weather this past fall, we can expect lots of variable wheat stands come the spring. Although planting and growing conditions have certainly not been ideal for winter wheat so far, the season does pose a great opportunity to examine the impact of certain production practices on uniformity in the field.get out and take a lookThis fall and early winter provided an excellent opportunity to get into the field and look for uniformity. Temperatures were such that the wheat was growing
February 2012
March Classic to be a big hit
By: Claire cowan
THE MARCH CLASSIC is the largest grain-focused conference in Eastern Canada drawing upwards of 500 attendees from farms across Ontario. The event, to be held on March 19, 2012, is building on the success of 2011 with speakers from across North America discussing the issues of trade, world markets and new opportunities. “We have an excellent line up of speakers this year and we are anticipating a packed house,” says John Cowan, VP of strategic development at Grain Farmers of Ontario. “The
February 2012
GFO Newsletter for February 2012
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GFO MARCH CLASSICJOIN us for our annual conference on March 19, 2012 at the London Convention Centre. More information is available at www.gfo.ca/marchclassic. •January District Grain Committee MeetingsLast month, Grain Farmers of Ontario took to the road for the annual January District Grain Committee Meetings. Each district held a meeting to receive reports and elect the District Voting Delegates and GFO Directors for the coming year. A full list of elected delegates and
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