Cropside

Cropside: Dead or alive?

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

GET OUT INTO your winter wheat fields and assess the crop in the early spring!  Every spring calls come in about wheat going backwards.  The reality is you didn’t assess those fields closely enough in [Read more]

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NEWS BITES THAT MATTER Food freedom day This past month marked an important day for farmers and consumers alike in Canada. On February 12, 2010, the average Canadian earned enough income to pay their grocery [Read more]

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NEWS BITES THAT MATTER Grain Farmers of Ontario welcomes new minister Grain Farmers of Ontario would like to congratulate and welcome the Honourable Carol Mitchell to her appointment as Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural [Read more]

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NEWS BITES THAT MATTER New organization takes the lead on rural  Ontario issues Two provincial organizations have merged to create the new Rural Ontario Institute, a not-for-profit organization formed to provide stronger support for key [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Ear moulds and implications

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

Gibberella ear rot The most common and important ear mould in Ontario is Gibberella zeae which is the sexual reproductive stage of Fusarium graminearium Infection often begins at the ear tip and moves down towards [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT IN SOYBEANS SOYBEANS ARE THE largest row crop in the province and remove a tremendous amount of nutrients from the soil every year.  A 50 bushel per acre crop will remove 40 pounds per [Read more]

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NEWS BITES THAT MATTER Wheat straw-reinforced plastic Environmentally friendly wheat straw-reinforced plastic will debut in the 2010 Ford Flex, making Ford Motor Company the first automaker to develop and use wheat straw in its plastics. [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

TAKING A WALK through the field in late fall can provide valuable information which will guide spring management decisions.  Use the information below as a guide to what to look for and what it means [Read more]

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NEWS BITES THAT MATTER Suncor Energy doubles production in Sarnia The expansion of the Suncor Energy St. Clair Ethanol plant near Sarnia has been resumed. The $120 million construction project, expected to be completed in [Read more]