Ontario Grain Farmer
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A sustainable nutrient plan
By: Michael Buttenham
March 2017

4R ONTARIO HAS been created as an industry-led initiative working towards a science-based approach to improve nutrient use efficiency and reduce Read More
Advancing seed technology
By: Maegan MacKimmie
November 2016

“A CANADIAN?MADE SOLUTION” was the theme of Syngenta Canada Inc.’s Seedcare Institute grand opening at the Honeywood research facility in Read More
Caring for rented land
By: Mel Luymes
April/May 2016

IN ONTARIO, MORE than four million acres of farmland is rented, leased, or share-cropped, representing 35 per cent of total provincial farmland. Read More
Building a 4R strategy
By: Treena Hein
April/May 2016

TWO YEARS AGO, in 2014, Grain Farmers of Ontario, the Ontario Agri-Business Association, and Fertilizer Canada began work on a 4R Nutrient Read More
Biosecurity for grain
By: Lois Harris
March 2016

WHILE MOST PRODUCERS recognize the importance of having good biosecurity plans and practices for livestock, biosecurity practices as they relate to Read More
Choose the right cover crops
By: Erin Calhoun
March 2016

THERE’S NO QUESTION that today’s farmers are innovative, adaptable, and always looking for new techniques and technologies to improve their farming Read More
Soil health under the microscope
By: Amy Petherick
February 2016

IT’S NO SECRET much more is known about what happens above ground than below the soil surface in agriculture. Now renewed focus on soil health Read More
Fuelling your fleet
By: Rachel Telford
November 2015

ADVANCEMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY  have increased the availability of alternative fuel sources, such as compressed natural gas, and at a competitive Read More
Local conservation
By: Christina Franc
April/May 2015

FARMERS ACROSS THE province are increasingly becoming involved in conservation efforts in their regions, a circumstance that is beneficial to both Read More
Roots not iron
By: Melanie Epp
December 2014

AT 42 YEARS of age, it’s hard to believe that Blake Vince has never touched a mouldboard plow in his life. But he hasn’t. His farming philosophy, as Read More
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