Features

Harvest technology

CALIBRATING COMBINE SENSORS

WHEN PERFORMING PRE-HARVEST combine maintenance checks, the bolts, belts, bearings, and other mechanical parts shouldn’t be a farmer’s only focus. Today’s combines come with an arsenal of sophisticated sensors that require their own TLC to [Read more]

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Features

DON testing protocols

DURING THE SEVERE outbreak of DON in corn during the 2018 harvest season, Grain Farmers of Ontario partnered with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Ontario Agri-Business Association, and the University [Read more]

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The rules of the road

ENSURE SAFETY AT HARVEST

WITH HARVEST SEASON getting into full swing, it’s important for farmers to understand what the rules of the road are, and how to keep themselves, their employees, and their children safe. During the fall, the [Read more]

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Avoiding tank mix errors

CAUTION AND BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

MIXING MULTIPLE PRODUCTS for a single-spray application has its benefits. Indeed, doing so can take advantage of multiple modes of action, apply fertilizer simultaneously, reduce the risk of drift, save time and money, and more. [Read more]

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Maximizing soybean yields

MANAGING HARVEST

THIS SPRING WAS one of the latest, wettest, and chilliest in quite a while, which made planting of all crops a challenge. These conditions, ironically, might actually result in the largest soybean acreage ever in [Read more]

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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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Field mitigation

REPAIRING DAMAGED FIELDS

MANY ONTARIO FARMERS planted the 2019 crop in less than ideal conditions. Persistent rain gave fields little chance to dry out and farmers made tough decisions to take advantage of any opportunity they had to [Read more]

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Climate change is changing weeds

RISING CO2 LEVELS MAKE MANY WEEDS MORE COMPETITIVE

ATMOSPHERIC CARBON DIOXIDE stood at 325 ppm in 1970. In 2015, that number stood at 400 ppm. To humans this is a small, unnoticeable increase – but plants are paying attention. Weeds specifically are finding [Read more]

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A farm debt discussion

FINANCIAL RATIOS

CANADIAN HOUSEHOLD DEBT is on the rise. It’s all over the news, as financial consultants speculate about rising interest rates, soaring housing prices, and consumers constantly turning to credit to purchase the latest tech gadget, [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 September 13, 2019 IT WAS A busy week in Ontario for farmers as Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show was held in Woodstock. Soybeans have begun to turn while the corn crop needs some more [Read more]

From the CEO’s desk

  • IT’S BEEN ALMOST a year since we entered one of the most challenging corn harvests in recent memory. As we prepare for harvest 2019, the issue of another DON outbreak in corn is utmost in [Read more]

GrainTALK Update

Cropside

Business Side

  • (J.M) CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT GLOBAL MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO CANADIAN GRAIN FARMERS? (R.R.) Today’s global marketplace for commodity exports is highly competitive. Canadian agriculture’s greatest strengths and differentiators are our people and the [Read more]