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Test plot design

MOST OF US make hundreds of decisions per day — and we want those decisions to be good. Poor decisions in crop production result in failed economic opportunities, lower production, and risks to the environment. [Read more]

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U.S. clean fuel news

INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT CHANGES

THERE HAVE BEEN several developments within the American clean fuels industry in recent months which have the potential to impact its future viability. THE GOOD Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have determined that a [Read more]

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Damage control

MANAGING THE IMPACT OF WILDLIFE ON YOUR CROPS

FARMERS GO TO great lengths to ensure their crop has a good start to the growing season. Not only is the best hybrid or variety selected, the appropriate herbicide and fungicide is chosen to protect [Read more]

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Beyond the field

GRAINS IN ACTION 2018

IN EARLY FEBRUARY, 28 young agriculture leaders spent four days expanding their knowledge of the grain value chain. They attended Grain Farmers of Ontario’s Grains in Action, a program that educates attendees on end uses [Read more]

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Lessons from the past

2016 NUFFIELD SCHOLAR FINAL REPORT

FOR TONY BALKWILL, the 2016 Grain Farmers of Ontario Nuffield Scholar, the Nuffield journey is coming to a close. Balkwill used the scholarship to develop historical soil-type maps into field-scale management zones. The Grain Farmers [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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Paying for power

INCREASE EFFICIENCY FOR DECREASED COSTS

ALTHOUGH ON-FARM energy efficiency has improved in many areas, we’re also using more energy than ever before — larger operations call for more power to run more equipment. And despite farmers continuously implementing energy-efficient technology, [Read more]

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Invite the microbes

MIKE DORION WANTS farmers to build healthy soil and grow better crops by throwing an underground party with guests that include a whole range of microbes. “These organisms act like probiotics in the human gut [Read more]

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Continuing the conversation

ONTARIO FARMERS OPEN UP ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

2017 WAS A difficult production year for farmers across Canada. Unpredictable weather was an enormous source of stress for growers; this, paired with ongoing concerns about insect, disease, and weed pressures and government regulations — many farmers [Read more]