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]

Marketing

World wheat outlook

SURPLUS AND SHORTAGE

WORLD WHEAT PRODUCTION topped 754 million metric tons and the world wheat supply neared 980 million tons in August estimates. Economists had raised their projections for the former Soviet Union by 8.6 million tons. With [Read more]

Public Outreach

Global 4-H Network Summit

THE INTERNATIONAL REACH OF 4-H

FOR FOUR DAYS in July, participants from over 70 countries descended in Ottawa to attend the event-filled 2017 Global 4-H Network Summit. It is described by 4-H as “an opportunity for 4-H youth, volunteer leaders [Read more]

Research

Crop responses to management

Are accurate predictions possible?

With Doria Ali & Lauren Deshaw There is much interest in varying crop management strategies across farm fields – the essence of precision agriculture. The main driver of this has been advances in variable rate [Read more]

Research

Stripe rust samples needed!

NEW RESEARCH UNDERWAY

FOLLOWING THE HIGH severity of stripe rust in wheat fields in southwestern Ontario in 2016, the University of Guelph Wheat Breeding Program is undertaking a new research project to study the distribution of different races of rust diseases, and stripe rust in particular, in Ontario. For this purpose, they require the collection of as many rust samples as possible from across Ontario. Your assistance in collecting samples is very important to this research and is much appreciated. [Read more]

Advocacy

CETA

ONTARIO GRAIN EXPORTS TO EUROPE SET TO INCREASE

AFTER A SEVEN-year negotiation process and several last-minute setbacks, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and Europe was finally signed on October 30. Once ratified and implemented, the agreement will give Ontario [Read more]

No Picture
Research

Viney weeds

FOUR SPECIES YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT SCOUTING IN-AND-around your fields is the first defence to protecting them from viney weeds.   “Wild buckwheat, field bindweed, tufted vetch, and bur cucumber are definitely weeds that [Read more]