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Cropside: Have you forgotten about SCN?

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO’S CROP SPECIALISTS THE RELATIVELY DRY conditions over most of the province early this summer made for a quick start for Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN). The most obvious sign of SCN infection [Read more]

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Cropside: consider genetics

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

SELECTING THE RIGHT variety or hybrid for your farm is as critical as your crop rotation program plan and is essential for high yields and good quality. Diseases such as corn ear moulds, Northern Corn [Read more]

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Cropside: The finish line is near!

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

IT IS THAT time of year when late season soybean diseases develop, and although they do occur at other times of the season, they are most apparent when the soybean crop enters the final reproductive [Read more]

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Cropside: And the survey says!

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

CORN LEAF DISEASES occur every year across the province. A survey conducted in 2014 by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Ottawa and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs found northern corn leaf [Read more]

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Cropside: Corn leaf diseases

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

CONCERN OVER CORN leaf diseases, their identification, and their potential impact on yield has grown over the last two years. Here are the four most prevalent leaf diseases in Ontario. NORTHERN LEAF BLIGHT •    Most [Read more]

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Cropside: What’s infecting soybeans?

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

PHOMOPSIS SEED MOULD is Ontario’s most important soybean seed disease. It is most problematic when the weather conditions at harvest are warm and wet causing delays in harvest. The fungus overwinters in seed and crop [Read more]

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Cropside: Early planting and SDS

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THE ONTARIO MINISTRY of Agriculture and Food, along with Grain Farmers of Ontario, obtained funding from the Ontario Farm Innovation Program (OFIP) for a joint project with the North Central Soybean Research Program to reduce [Read more]

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Cropside: Corn ear moulds ID “101”

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

SMALL TO ALMOST non-detectable levels of mould in the field can lead to significant mould problems if they go undetected and are allowed to develop in storage; therefore proper ear mould identification is critical. These [Read more]

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Cropside: When corn looks dead

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

IDENTIFYING THE CULPRIT behind dead-looking corn can be challenging. Use the following information and photos to help remove the mystery surrounding physiological and disease causing reasons for dead-looking corn. Not all top die back is [Read more]