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How do you know what works - and what doesn't
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Cropside: Spring cereals planning
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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.


Reducing the impact of high DON levels
By: Dr. Art Schaafsma
April/May 2017

WITH THE HIGHER concentrations of vomitoxin (better known as deoxynivalenol (or DON)) being reported in corn, it is important to understand Read More
How do you know what works - and what doesn't
By: Joey Sabljic
April/May 2017

YOU’VE CRUNCHED THE data, identified your management zones and created nutrient and seed population prescription maps. Now, how can you be sure that Read More
Cropside: Spring cereals planning
By: Joanna Follings, Cereals Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
April/May 2017

AS WE GET into the busy planting season and think about our spring cereals, it is important to keep a few things in mind to help get that cereal Read More
Preventing vomitoxin
By: Erin Calhoun
April/May 2017

VOMITOXIN (ALSO KNOWN as deoxynivalenol (DON)) can severely compromise the quality of a corn crop, limiting both its use and value. In 2016, the Read More
Call before you cut
By: Lois Harris
April/May 2017

GRAIN FARMERS LOOKING to cut trees or clear brush on their property should consult with their local municipality about woodcutting bylaws and follow Read More
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
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