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Building healthy soils

A NUFFIELD SCHOLAR'S LIFELONG LESSON

NUFFIELD SCHOLAR AND French farmer Sarah Singla doesn’t believe farmers inherit the soil from their parents so much as they borrow it from their children. In fact, she believes the success of any given civilization [Read more]

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Sustainable relationships

HURON - A FAMILY BUSINESS

STARTING YOUR OWN business is something that takes a financial commitment, time commitments, and sacrifices. There are a number of businesses across rural Ontario that have taken an idea and transformed that vision into something [Read more]

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Western Bean Cutworm

MANAGING RESISTANCE

WESTERN BEAN CUTWORM (WBC) is a significant threat to corn fields in Ontario. WBC feeding reduces yield and can cause contamination of grain with mycotoxins. Rotating methods of WBC control is important to mitigate the [Read more]

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A sweet market for crop residues

EXPANDING PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL CROP FARMERS

MAKING MORE MONEY on the same amount of land — it’s a mantra for today’s farmers, and one that’s increasingly relevant as land prices and production costs continue to rise. A Sarnia refining company is [Read more]

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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]