Ontario Grain Farmer
The magazine of Grain Farmers of Ontario
JUNE/JULY 2017
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Rachel Telford
The WBC problem
Shawn Brenneman
WBC 101: ID and control
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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.


Update: 2017 ASA DuPont Young Leader
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June/July 2017

THIS ARTICLE IS article is a followup to a previous article that ran in the October 2016 issue of Ontario Grain Farmer, entitled A passion for Read More
WBC 101: ID and control
By: Tracey Baute, Art Schaafsma, and Jocelyn Smith
June/July 2017

NATIVE TO NORTH America, the Western bean cutworm (WBC), Striacosta albicosta, has been a long-time resident of the U.S. Great Plains region until Read More
The WBC problem
By: Shawn Brenneman
June/July 2017

LAST SEASON WAS officially the worst year on record in Ontario for Western bean cutworm (WBC) feeding damage. What’s even more troubling is that Read More
Cropside: Corn stand checkup
By: Ben Rosser, Corn Industry Program Lead, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
June/July 2017

COUNTING LEAVESTHERE ARE several ways to count corn leaves. While this seems like a mundane detail, ensuring you and your agronomist are Read More
Leading through change
By: Rachel Telford
June/July 2017

FARMERS NEED TO adapt to changes in social expectations and political agendas while facing the economic and environmental challenges of maintaining Read More
Breaking new ground in Alaska
By: Melanie Epp
June/July 2017

GROWING UP IN southern Idaho, Bryce Wrigley always knew he wanted to continue the family farm tradition. Unfortunately, there just wasn’t anywhere Read More
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
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