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Cropside: A good wheat crop

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THE 2017 SEASON had its challenges with a cool growing season pushing soybean harvest well into late October. This delay in soybean harvest, combined with some wet weather, resulted in two winter wheat crops in [Read more]

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Cropside: Managing stripe rust

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

IN 2016, THE milder winter conditions resulted in early leaf and stripe rust infections in Tennessee and Kentucky. This resulted in rust spores being blown into Ontario earlier than we typically see. By mid-May 2016, [Read more]

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Cropside: Sulphur deficiency

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

SULPHUR (S) DEFICIENCY was very prevalent in winter wheat this past spring, including fields with a history of manure applications (Photo 1). The deficiency seen in many fields may have resulted from a cooler than [Read more]

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Cropside: Assessing winter wheat

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THIS YEAR’S WINTER wheat crop got off to a great start thanks to excellent weather conditions last fall which gave many growers the opportunity to get the crop in early. Many fields had excellent stands [Read more]

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Cropside: Introducing

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THE ONTARIO MINISTRY of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) announced two new field crop specialists at the end of October. They will join the rotation of specialists offering agronomic advice on this page in [Read more]