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Cropside: Nozzle strainers

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THE LEVEL OF sprayer filtration required for any given operation depends on a lot of variables. Potentially, you have opportunities to install filters at the tank opening (a basket), the suction-side of the pump, each [Read more]

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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: Delayed N applications

WITH GREATER PREVALENCE of high clearance applicators and technology for applying nitrogen (N) beyond the traditional side-dress stage, there are lots of questions about the advantages of late N applications. In many cases, these applications [Read more]

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Cropside: Crop Protection Network

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THIS SUMMER FARMERS and agribusiness have a new tool to help them tackle crop management challenges. The Crop Protection Network (CPN), a multi-state and international collaboration of university/provincial extension specialists, has redesigned its website at [Read more]

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Cropside: WBC thresholds/timing

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

DELAYS IN PLANTING over the last few years have, in many regions, aligned the corn stages that the Western bean cutworm (WBC) moth prefers to lay her eggs on (pre-tassel to full tassel) and peak [Read more]

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Cropside: Cleavers

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

CLEAVERS IN A field of winter wheat are a pain and I am often asked ‘what is the best way to get rid of this weed in winter wheat?’. I can’t think of a redeeming [Read more]

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Cropside: A neighbourhood plan

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

WHEN IT COSTS more to apply manure to high fertility fields than the manure is worth, a neighbourhood nutrient management plan may be an economical alternative. The cost of handling manure is associated with the [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: Nitrogen accounting

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THE ONTARIO MINISTRY of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) traditionally conducted an annual pre-sidedress soil nitrate (PSNT) survey which sampled several dozen fields across the province for background (non-fertilized) soil nitrate levels just prior [Read more]

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Cropside: Rolling soybeans

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

FIELD ROLLING WITH a smooth land roller just after seeding is common in parts of Ontario. Rolling helps level the soil and pushes small rocks into the ground. Small yield gains are possible due to [Read more]