Ontario Grain Farmer
The magazine of Grain Farmers of Ontario
FEBRUARY 2017
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What is soil health?
Amy Petherick
Productivity, profitability and resilience
Lois Harris
Winter wheat growth
Edith Munro
Hybrid wheat
Maegan MacKimmie
Bacteria control of disease
Treena Hein
Developing local barley
Owen Roberts
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A regional approach
Jeanine Moyer
A perfect prescription for every acre?
Joey Sabljic
Mitigating mycotoxins
Erin Calhoun
The utilization of Ontario grain
Rachel Telford
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Cropside: Sustaining SOM
AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS
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Production

The largest section of the Ontario Grain Farmer magazine, the production section features important information on best management practices and innovative farming efforts for corn, soybean and wheat growers.


Winter wheat growth
By: Edith Munro
February 2017

WHILE WINTER WHEAT harvested acres are declining in Michigan, yields per acre have increased in recent years, and producer interest in intensive Read More
Cropside: Sustaining SOM
By: Christine Brown, Nutrient Management - Field Crops Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
February 2017

SOIL ORGANIC MATTER (SOM) levels are decreasing in Ontario; something we all intuitively know, but since the decline occurs so slowly, it is easy Read More
What is soil health?
By: Amy Petherick
February 2017

WHAT MAKES GOOD dirt has been a hot topic of conversation within the agriculture industry.PHOTO: COVER CROP, ANNUAL RYEGRASS INTERSEEDED INTO Read More
Cropside: OCC trials
By: Ben Rosser, Corn Industry Program Lead, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
January 2017

A COMMON QUESTION regarding Ontario Corn Committee (OCC) hybrid trials is — how valid are results if practices on my farm are more intensive than Read More
Be compaction aware!
By: Ian McDonald
January 2017

SOIL COMPACTION SEEMS to be a fact of life in most farming operations. We all seem to have it at different extremes at different points in time. Read More
Chairing corn seed production quality
By: Amy Petherick
January 2017

SEED CORN GROWERS in southwestern Ontario produce some of the best quality seed in the world and the reasons why are clearly exemplified by Jeff Read More
New alternative?
By: Lois Harris
December 2016

A NEW INSECTICIDE seed treatment made by DuPont will be used on the vast majority of corn sold by Pioneer in Ontario next season, according to Russ Read More
Cropside: Sulphur deficiency
By: Joanna Follings, Cereals Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
December 2016

SULPHUR (S) DEFICIENCY was very prevalent in winter wheat this past spring, including fields with a history of manure applications (Photo 1). The Read More
Do something with your data
By: Joey Sabljic
December 2016

“I’VE BEEN COLLECTING all of this yield data from my combine… now what do I do with it?” It’s a question Dr. Mike Duncan hears often. But it’s Read More
Business management pays
By: Lilian Schaer
December 2016

A GROUND-BREAKING STUDY, funded by Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, has identified the top seven habits of Canada's Read More
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