Also in this issue

Feeding the aquaculture industry

AN EXPANDING SOYBEAN MARKET

SOYBEANS ARE A common feedstock for a wide range of agriculture — livestock ranging from dairy cattle to laying hens typically have soy or a soybean derivative incorporated in their feed, due largely in part [Read more]

Also in this issue

Making no-till planting easier

UTILIZING NEW TECHNOLOGY

A STONEY CREEK company focused on robotic cutting solutions is experimenting with an ultra-high pressure no-till system. A-Cubed (Advanced Agriculture Applications) is using fluid jets in place of coulters on standard, commercially available seeding equipment they’ve [Read more]

Also in this issue

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]

Also in this issue

Showcasing modern agriculture

TECH PARK AT THE IPM

SUSTAINABILITY AND MODERN farming practices go hand in hand. Grain Farmers of Ontario highlighted this relationship at the 2017 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) in Walton with the Tech Park. This is the [Read more]

Also in this issue

On display

CANADA'S OUTDOOR FARM SHOW

FROM THE LATEST machinery, to new seed varieties, to farm data management — Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show was a showcase of new technology in September. One of the most anticipated new technologies is the Enlist™ [Read more]

Also in this issue

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]

Also in this issue

A network of leaders

GRAINS IN ACTION ALUMNI SUMMIT

CONTINUOUS LEARNING AND networking is important for young agricultural leaders. This August, Grain Farmers of Ontario brought together alumni of the Grains in Action program with this in mind. The initial Grains in Action program [Read more]

Also in this issue

Artificial intelligence in agriculture

DEERE ACQUIRES BLUE RIVER TECHNOLOGY

DEERE & COMPANY, the publicly-traded corporation that manufactures John Deere brand agricultural, construction, and forestry equipment, made big news in the technology sector in September, when it agreed to purchase artificial intelligence company Blue River [Read more]

Also in this issue

New nutrient management association

ONTARIO PROFESSIONAL AGRI-CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION

ON SEPTEMBER 13, the Ontario Professional Agri Contractors Association (OPACA) held its first AGM. It is hoped that the existence of the OPACA will herald in a new era where custom farming businesses will have [Read more]

Also in this issue

Sustainable solutions

COVER CROPPING

GOING BACK TO the 1900s, cover cropping was a management practice that was widely used in agriculture. It provided a primary means for weed control and was a way to introduce nitrogen into the cropping [Read more]