Ontario Grain Farmer
The magazine of Grain Farmers of Ontario
APRIL/MAY 2017
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Sustainability goals
Michael Buttenham
Call before you cut
Lois Harris
Hunting on farmland
Treena Hein
A modern renewable fuel standard
Rachel Telford
Grains in Action
Maegan MacKimmie
How do you know what works - and what doesn't
Joey Sabljic
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Preventing vomitoxin
Erin Calhoun
Celebrating plant science
Amy Petherick
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Market side: Futures trading basics
LESSON 27: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Cropside: Spring cereals planning
AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS
WEB SPECIAL
Reducing the impact of high DON levels
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February 2016
Cropside: Sustaining soil
By: Christine Brown, Nutrient Management - Field Crops Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
IF THE ORGANIC matter levels of Ontario soils could be somehow magically increased by one percent, the impact would be significant. Beyond healthier soils and increased yields, Ontario farmers would observe better water infiltration and water holding capacity in their fields, and would observe less soil erosion and runoff.PHOTO: AUGUST- PLANTED COVER CROP WITHOUT MANURE (LEFT) AND  WITH MANURE (RIGHT).A one percent increase in soil organic matter (SOM) would also go a long
February 2016
Evaluating late-season N
By: Wayne Black
FARMERS?HAVE?LONG RECOGNIZED THE importance of nitrogen to achieve higher yields, and now, with precision agriculture there are more options to consider when applying this costly and highly soluble nutrient to your crops. PHOTO A: TYPICAL SIDEDRESS WE HAVE USED FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS.•      12 gal/acre 28% applied at planting (April 29th)•      50 gal/acre 28% sidedress with coulter cart at V5 – V6 (May
February 2016
Research roundup
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SOY BIOPRODUCTSLISA MCLEAN for Soy 20/20Most soybean growers have heard the stories about Henry Ford’s enthusiasm for soybeans. Ford famously championed soy — along with wheat, flax, and other crops — in the development of auto parts, including plastics and paints. But those products were not without their drawbacks: automotive paint enamels and coatings, for example, offered poor durability, limited colour options, and took several days to set. Rick Heggs, senior marketing
February 2016
Harnessing the power of nature
By: Jeanine Moyer
PLATEAUING SOYBEAN YIELDS are spurring research to find new ways to boost more bushels out of each acre. Researchers at Trent University are trying their hand at increasing soybean yields using beneficial bacteria to enhance plant growth. Still in the early stages, this bacterial research is targeting key plant development stages with natural growth hormones to enhance a soybean plant’s health, quality, and strength and increase seed size and pod numbers. “By testing and using
February 2016
GFO Newsletter for February 2016
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GROWER ADVISORY REGARDING USE OF MANIPULATORManipulator is a plant growth regulator for use on wheat. This product is approved for use in Canada and the European Union, but not in the USA. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's maximum residue limit for the product is zero.Most major Ontario grain elevators and millers will not accept wheat treated with Manipulator. Industry representatives are in conversation with the registrant to develop the best strategy moving forward.At
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