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From glass to grain

HIRAM WALKER AND SONS' ONTARIO SUCCESS

SINCE SETTING UP shop on the banks of the Detroit River back in 1858, the Hiram Walker and Sons Ltd. distillery has used locally-sourced Ontario grains as the backbone of their whiskies. It’s what they [Read more]

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Compaction action

TAKING DEEPER CARE OF THE SOIL

IF YOU’RE CAREFUL about keeping your fully-loaded sprayer out of wet spots and not leaving big ruts, then it’s not doing any real damage, right? Not quite. In fact, the damage and long-term effects caused [Read more]

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Western bean cutworm

OVERWINTERING BEHAVIOUR AND BIOLOGY

IN THE SPACE of five seasons, the Western bean cutworm (WBC) has spread to become a well-established threat across Ontario. The question is, how? Researchers from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) are trying to [Read more]

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Understanding precision agriculture

WHY DATA COLLECTION MATTERS TO YOUR FARM

BY THE TIME their equipment gets parked for the season, another kind of harvest is already getting underway when farmers grab their yield data off the combine. Karon Cowan, owner of AgTech GIS, has been involved in [Read more]

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Understanding precision agriculture

DATA NETWORKS

COLLECTING AND UTILIZING data and imagery from their fields is standard practice for precision farmers when managing their fields. But what more could these farmers do if they had access to a massive network that [Read more]

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Understanding precision agriculture

SUSTAINABLE FARMING CONTRIBUTIONS

SUSTAINABILITY IS BECOMING an important selling point, not only with a socially-conscious public, but with a growing number of end-users around the world. Take Unilever, for example, and their pledge to source 100 per cent [Read more]

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Understanding precision agriculture

ARE YOU AND YOUR EQUIPMENT IN SYNC?

YOU CAN’T MANAGE what you don’t measure. The more accurate, useful yield data a grower can collect from their precision equipment each season, the better equipped they will be to make more informed management decisions [Read more]

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Understanding precision agriculture

THE CHALLENGES OF ON-FARM PRECISION AG RESEARCH

YOU CAN BUY the equipment and software, bring on a consultant and start banking yield data, but what can you do once you’re up and running to ensure you’re getting useful information from your on-farm precision ag [Read more]

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Understanding precision agriculture

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T?

YOU’VE CRUNCHED THE data, identified your management zones and created nutrient and seed population prescription maps. Now, how can you be sure that you’re actually making a measureable, positive impact on your fields? This, according [Read more]