Production

Pelee Island Farming

FACING CHALLENGES

GRANT CRAWFORD SAYS he can relate to the September 2017 Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine article about the challenges grower Jason Pyke faces farming on an Island compared to mainland farmers. In fact, he believes farming [Read more]

Cropside

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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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]

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Understanding precision agriculture

SUSTAINABLE FARMING CONTRIBUTIONS

SUSTAINABILITY IS BECOMING an important selling point, not only with a socially-conscious public, but with a growing number of end-users around the world. Take Unilever, for example, and their pledge to source 100 per cent [Read more]

Features

Preparing for harvest

MITIGATING CHALLENGES

HARVEST IS JUST around the corner and with it comes long days of stress and fatigue. The easiest way to mitigate that stress is by preparing as much as possible ahead of time. Ontario grain [Read more]

Cropside

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]

Features

Grain safety

THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR PREVENTION AND PROTECTION

IN AGRICULTURE, THERE are six to seven times more safety incidents than in the general public. Often in agriculture the family, home, and workplace are one place, which can create a laid back attitude around [Read more]

Features

Understanding precision agriculture

ARE YOU AND YOUR EQUIPMENT IN SYNC?

YOU CAN’T MANAGE what you don’t measure. The more accurate, useful yield data a grower can collect from their precision equipment each season, the better equipped they will be to make more informed management decisions [Read more]

Features

Keep it clean

ENSURE MARKET ACCESS

KEEPING IT CLEAN on your farm is an important part of keeping our markets open. Harvest time is no exception. Fall application of glyphosate and grain storage are two critical issues that are in your [Read more]

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Island farming

PLANNING AND FORWARD THINKING

WOLFE ISLAND FARMER Jason Pyke laughs when asked if there was ever a question about choosing to farm on an island versus the mainland. “For me, it wasn’t really a question because I grew up [Read more]