Features

Extreme weather

THUNDERSTORM SAFETY IN THE FIELD

FARMING IS ALMOST synonymous with the weather. Good or bad weather can make or break a growing season for a farmer — so it’s important to be very in-tune with current and forecasted weather to [Read more]

Cropside

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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A new rotation?

THE OPTION OF WINTER CANOLA

AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD Canada (AAFC) researchers say winter canola can add a lot of value to standard crop rotations. Indeed, they say it can help build soil organic matter, suppress weeds, increase biodiversity, and potentially [Read more]

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Focusing on the business

ADVANCED FARM MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

WHEN TWO FARMERS get married, the business implications can seem just as complicated as the big mergers happening within the agricultural industry. Newlyweds Eric Dietrich and Katherina Walch both work on their family cash crop [Read more]

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Compaction action

PULLED ELEMENTS

THERE HAS BEEN a lot of talk lately about compaction. We have dealt in recent articles with power units. This time we will consider two very common scenarios with pulled implements. The one may be [Read more]

Features

What’s in it for me?

4R NUTRIENT STEWARDSHIP CERTIFICATION FOR AG RETAILS

THE ONTARIO 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification is coming to Ontario. This program originally started in Ohio as a collaborative effort to increase the Great Lakes water quality and to reduce phosphorus loading in Lake Erie. [Read more]

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Researching disease

IN-FIELD GUIDELINES FOR FARMERS

STUDYING THE INCIDENCE and severity of diseases in your field can help farmers better understand which crop varieties to grow and the best management techniques to use to ensure a profitable crop. When researchers conduct [Read more]

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A leadership experience

2019 YOUNG LEADER PROGRAM

WITH VOLATILE COMMODITY markets, the uncertainty of future trade agreements, and a changing political landscape, strong leaders are needed to take an active role in championing agriculture. Grain Farmers of Ontario is looking for a [Read more]

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Reliability, innovation, and trust

2018 CANADIAN GLOBAL CROPS SYMPOSIUM

AGRICULTURE IS A driver of economic prosperity in Canada and grain exports have the potential for enormous growth over the next decade. Farmers are positioned to benefit from the expected increase in demand for raw [Read more]

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Compaction action

ARE YOU TRYING to choose between tracks or tires on your farm equipment? Each has specific advantages but the best all round solution may be difficult to determine for individual operations. It is important to [Read more]