Features

Hybrid wheat

NEW SYNGENTA RESEARCH

“CREATING VALUE FOR the wheat industry” — this is the goal Syngenta plans to achieve with hybrid wheat. The integrated crop solutions company identified a need in the market to take wheat to the next [Read more]

Features

Winter wheat growth

DOES INTENSIVE MANAGEMENT PAY?

WHILE WINTER WHEAT harvested acres are declining in Michigan, yields per acre have increased in recent years, and producer interest in intensive management to further boost yields has grown. In response, researchers at Michigan State [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Sustaining SOM

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

SOIL ORGANIC MATTER (SOM) levels are decreasing in Ontario; something we all intuitively know, but since the decline occurs so slowly, it is easy to ignore. The decline is in part due to less complex [Read more]

Features

Productivity, profitability and resilience

DETERMINING HOW MANAGEMENT AFFECTS SOIL HEALTH

NEW HIGH TECH monitors will help take the guesswork out of best management practices for grain crops as they relate to soil health in a groundbreaking study funded by Grain Farmers of Ontario.   While there [Read more]

Features

What is soil health?

OBSERVATIONS FROM A RESEARCHERS AND AN AGRONOMIST

WHAT MAKES GOOD dirt has been a hot topic of conversation within the agriculture industry. The terms ‘soil health’ and ‘soil quality’ are widely accepted to mean the same thing, although Cornell University suggests ‘soil [Read more]

Advocacy

Cap and Trade

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

ON JANUARY 1, the Ontario government’s Cap and Trade program came into effect and it created yet another new operating environment for grain farmers. Cap and Trade is a system which limits how many tonnes [Read more]