Features

Under pressure

HOW FARMERS CAN RELIEve MENTAL STRESS

FINDING MENTAL HEALTH services when you’re feeling overwhelmed can be very difficult, especially if you’re a grain farmer in a rural part of the province. There are, however, strategies for getting help, according to Jenni [Read more]

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Soil sampling

a FOUNDATION OF THE 4RS

HAVE YOU EVER made a large financial decision without examining your bank balance? Have you ever looked at your soil like a bank account? Your soil acts as an account for your current nutrient levels. [Read more]

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Detoxifying DON

NEW SOIL BACTERIA RESEARCH

IN 2018, ONTARIO farmers battled one of the most severe DON outbreaks in corn. Crops with vomitoxin levels above the accepted threshold can’t be sold into feed markets, which means growers get stuck shouldering big [Read more]

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Flooded fields

RAIN DEVASTATES U.S. CORN BELT

AS 2019 TURNED to spring, U.S. farmers were poised to plant 92.8 million acres of corn, 84.6 million acres of soybeans, and 45.8 million acres of wheat, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s March [Read more]

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Grain grading

UNDERSTANDING HOW YOUR GRAIN IS INSPECTED

GRAIN GRADING AFFECTS the price of your grain; and when you don’t get the price you were expecting, you might wonder what factors were at play. Every grain has its own set of inspection guidelines [Read more]

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Brazil’s case for sustainability

GLOBALLY, YOU CAN’T talk about soybeans and corn without talking about Brazil. Soybean exports from this vibrant South American country of 210 million people were virtually nothing 40 years ago. But now it’s the world’s [Read more]

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Making fertilizer work in strip-till

A PROFILE OF TWO RESEARCH PROJECTS

AS MORE FARMERS investigate the potential of strip-tillage, and as nutrient runoff issues continue to be a major environmental concern, more effort is being invested in understanding nutrient management between conventional and no-till systems. Since [Read more]

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Controlling weeds before wheat

MULTIPLE FACTORS TO CONSIDER

THERE IS NO universal method of weed control. This is particularly true when managing the growth and spread of problem weeds on fallow land, and in a compressed growing season. According to ministry and academic [Read more]

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Survey results

2018 FARMER-MEMBER SURVEY

Grain Farmers of Ontario conducted a farmer-member survey from September 2018 to January 2019. The 25-question survey included questions on demographics, member services, and the Ontario Grain Farmer magazine. The survey was completed by 1,140 [Read more]

Flipbook

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Web special

Avoiding mistakes with cover crops

Production
“Don’t mess up an opportunity to do some soil maintenance […] put a cover crop on. It doesn’t have to be expensive.” This sentiment was expressed by Anne Verhallen, soil management specialist, horticulture, for the [Read more]

Field observations

Agronomy
Update for August 16, 2019 WINTER WHEAT IS harvested, spring grains have started, the corn is pollinated, and what happened to the soybeans? CORN The corn crop has nicely pollinated over the past two weeks [Read more]

From the CEO’s desk

  • Trade War Fund

    ACCORDING TO THE analysts, futures, input costs, land prices, and market unpredictability are all lining up to create what could be a perfect storm for Ontario grain farmers; and unlike our neighbours to the south [Read more]

GrainTALK Update

  • FROM THE CHAIR A Q&A with Grain Farmers of Ontario chair, Markus Haerle. In continuation of the last two issues’ Ask The Chair, Grain Farmers of Ontario Chair Markus Haerle will focus on a third federal [Read more]

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