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Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine is the flagship publication of Grain Farmers of Ontario and a source of information for our province’s grain farmers. 

Future of Grain


New Weed Control System – EnlistTM
In March, Dow AgroSciences announced the Enlist Weed Control System. 


This new herbicide tolerant trait offers tolerance to a 2,4-D product and glyphosate. According to Dow AgroSciences, the system will partner with and improve upon the glyphosate-tolerant cropping system. It will enable broad-spectrum control against weeds and a large window for application that aligns with glyphosate timelines. 

The Enlist Weed Control System is scheduled for commercial launch in corn for the 2013 crop year with other crops to follow. Regulatory approvals for the components of the Enlist Weed Control System are pending. For more information visit or on Twitter at @EnlistOnline. •

New FHB fungicide for cereal growers
Bayer CropScience has released Prosaro fungicide for protection against Fusarium head blight (FHB) and reduction of DON levels in cereals, as well as protection from leaf diseases.

Prosaro combines two Group 3 active ingredients from Proline and Folicur: prothioconazole and tebuconazole. 

In spring and winter wheat, Prosaro is registered for protection against FHB, powdery mildew, rusts, septoria glume and leaf blotch and tan spot. In barley, Prosaro is registered for FHB, net and spot blotch, powdery mildew, rusts, scald and septoria leaf blotch protection.

According to Bayer CropScience, targeting application timing is key.

• For FHB and glume blotch protection, Prosaro should be applied at T3 timing.
• In wheat, scout for Day 0 (Zadoks 59), when wheat heads are just beginning to clear the ligule. Apply Prosaro at Day +2 (Zadoks 60), the beginning of pollination when anthers are visible only in the middle of the head.

Prosaro is available from Bayer CropScience retailers across Eastern Canada. The full product label is available at 

John Deere FarmSight
John Deere recently released ‘John Deere Farmsight’ to provide technology solutions for farm and business needs.

John Deere Farmsight is an integrated suite of solutions to help farmers stay connected and aware of on-farm issues. Using integrated, wireless technology to link equipment, owners, operators, dealers and agricultural consultants, farmers can access information and support from virtually any location.

The system features three areas of focus. According to the company, Farmsight’s machine optimization will increase productivity, allow for higher levels of proactive diagnostics through precision technology and wireless data networks. Logistics will be optimized through the ability to manage machinery from remote locations through a variety of fleet management solutions and increased machine-to-machine communication. John Deere also claims that Farmsight allows for “Ag Decision Support” through monitors, sensors and wireless networks that provide access to machinery and agronomic data.

For information on John Deere FarmSight, visit or contact your local John Deere dealer.


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