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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]

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Cropside: Dicamba application

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

CIRCUMSTANCES APPLICATORS CAN AND CANNOT CONTROL At the time of this article, social media and farm reporting is solidly focussed on the Southern U.S. as they weather an unprecedented number of dicamba-related off-target pesticide incidents. [Read more]

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Cropside: Scout for diseases now

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

IT IS THAT time of year when late season soybean diseases are most noticeable, and therefore, now is an excellent time to scout for disease problems. Make note of which diseases are present and how [Read more]