Ontario Grain Farmer
The magazine of Grain Farmers of Ontario
JUNE/JULY 2017
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Uncertainty for U.S. agriculture
Edith Munro
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Erin Calhoun
The sustainability supply chain
Michael Buttenham
Better future for subsistence farmers
Marika Li
Project Canaan
Megan Veldman
Breaking new ground in Alaska
Melanie Epp
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Leading through change
Rachel Telford
The WBC problem
Shawn Brenneman
WBC 101: ID and control
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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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