Ontario Grain Farmer
The magazine of Grain Farmers of Ontario
MARCH 2017
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Farming the Great Clay Belt
Tony Palermo
A sustainable nutrient plan
Michael Buttenham
Late nitrogen insights
Greg Stewart
Go slower, spray more
Dr. Jason Deveau and Dr. Tom Wolf
Managing resistance
Erin Calhoun
Midwestern crop threat
Edith Munro
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
Emerging corn diseases
Edith Munro
Crown rust in oats
Melanie Epp
Citizen scientists
Tony Palermo
Experiences from the Field
Joey Sabljic
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LESSON 26: TECHNICAL ANALYSIS
Business side: Insuring the business
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Cropside: Perennial sow-thistle
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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.


Citizen scientists
By: Tony Palermo
March 2017

AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD Canada (AAFC) uses data from multiple sources to interpret and produce all kinds of agroclimate maps and information Read More
Cropside: Perennial sow-thistle
By: Mike Cowbrough, Weed Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
March 2017

WITH LATERAL ROOTS that go as deep as two metres and seed production approaching 10,000 per plant, perennial sow-thistle is extremely difficult to Read More
Crown rust in oats
By: Melanie Epp
March 2017

UNDER THE RIGHT (or wrong) conditions, crown rust can be a real problem for oat growers. While most varieties carry some resistance, Albert Tenuta, Read More
Emerging corn diseases
By: Edith Munro
March 2017

PLANT PATHOLOGISTS AT Iowa State University Extension are red-flagging three newly emerging corn diseases and asking farmers to submit possible Read More
Midwestern crop threat
By: Edith Munro
March 2017

RESISTANCE ISSUES, AND especially herbicide resistance, were a dominant concern for growers and Iowa State extension agronomists at this winter’s Read More
Managing resistance
By: Erin Calhoun
March 2017

THE INCREASE IN herbicide-resistant weeds and the need for weed control is an ongoing challenge for both farmers and crop protection companies, Read More
Go slower, spray more
By: Dr. Jason Deveau and Dr. Tom Wolf
March 2017

IN AN EFFORT to get more done in a day, and to ensure sprays are applied during an ever-shrinking window of opportunity, sprayer operators may be Read More
Late nitrogen insights
By: Greg Stewart
March 2017

THERE IS UNPRECEDENTED interest and investment in applying nitrogen (N) on corn later in the season. By later, we mean applications that are beyond Read More
Farming the Great Clay Belt
By: Tony Palermo
March 2017

A MARCH 31, 2016 article in Northern Ontario Business titled Beef farmers look to gain ground in the Clay Belt says “the North’s climate limits what Read More
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
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