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Cropside: Residue management for wheat

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

PROPER PRACTICES BEGIN WITH HARVEST OF THE PREVIOUS CROP UNEVEN RESIDUE DISTRIBUTION causes many problems in wheat planting, growth and development.  Proper residue management to avoid these pitfalls is critical. wreaking havoc Increased residue levels [Read more]

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NEWS BITES THAT MATTER AGCARE AND OFAC EXPLORE UNION Two groups heavily involved in public outreach have announced they are working towards an amalgamation. AgCare (Agricultural Groups Concerned About Resources and the Environment) and the [Read more]

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Cropside: Ready for the new crop

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

system cleanout All components of the grain handling and storage system should be thoroughly cleaned of old grain. This includes unloading sumps, distributors, augers, elevator boot and the dump pit. Bins should be treated with [Read more]

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NEWS BITES THAT MATTER WINTER CEREAL PERFORMANCE TRIALS AVAILABLE ON LINE The Winter Cereal performance trials are now complete and available online at www.gocereals.ca. A hard copy of the trials will be distributed with the [Read more]

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Cropside: Corn flowering fundamentals

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

SCOUT YOUR FIELDS AT THIS CRITICAL PERIOD OF GROWTH knowing the stages The VT stage in corn development begins when the last tassel branch is visible.  This will generally occur two to three days before [Read more]

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NEWS BITES THAT MATTER Regional winners of the Premier’s Award announced The Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence recognizes innovative farmers across the province. The five-year, $2.5 million award was announced in the 2006 provincial [Read more]

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Cropside: The right seeding depth?

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

KEEP DEPTH IN MIND WHEN PLANTING SOYBEANS A NEWLY PLANTED soybean seed is completely dependent on its reserve of energy to push through the soil.  In general, larger seeds contain more energy and can be [Read more]

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NEWS BITES THAT MATTER Project SOY showcases innovative ideas New, innovative uses of soybeans were highlighted at the 14th annual ProjectSOY (Soybean Opportunities for Youth) competition recently held at the University of Guelph. Students from University [Read more]

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NEWS BITES THAT MATTER Hensall to get bean processing facility The Eastern Canadian division of grain company Parrish and Heimbecker, Limited (P&H) recently announced plans to invest in a new, state-of-the-art, dry edible bean processing [Read more]