Features

Preventing DON in corn

BEST MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR 2019

MORE THAN TWO million acres of corn were planted in Ontario in 2018 and yields were reported to be above average at 181 bushels/acre. But it wasn’t a profitable crop for many farmers. High levels [Read more]

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Regenerative agriculture

A FULL SYSTEM APPROACH

OVER THE LAST 10 years there has been an increase in the number of conversations about the use of cover crops and an emphasis on soil health as ways to revolutionize agricultural production practices. It [Read more]

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Precision Ag Advancement for Ontario

NEW TOOL FOR UNDERSTANDING RESEARCH

RESULTS FROM THE 2016 and 2017 growing seasons in the Precision Agriculture Advancement for Ontario project can now be found through an interactive story map available online at http://bit.ly/2wIVgGq. The story map can show multiple [Read more]

Advocacy

Alliances

FROM THE CEO'S DESK

YOU LIKELY READ last fall that Grain Farmers of Ontario has rejoined Grain Growers of Canada (GGC). Our chair, Markus Haerle, has taken an important role as vice-chair of the GGC. The news may have [Read more]

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Public trust

ONE CONVERSATION AT A TIME

AGRICULTURE WANTS THE public to trust in its practices, to support how it produces food, and to allow farmers to continue to do the great work they are doing without constant scrutiny. When people talk [Read more]

Features

Tar spot of corn

A NEW DISEASE THREAT

CORN PRODUCERS IN southwestern Ontario have a new disease threat to look out for this growing season. Tar spot of corn rapidly developed in Michigan in 2018 after first being spotted in a couple of [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Building prevention

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) WHAT FIRE CODE REGULATIONS DO FARMERS NEED TO BE AWARE OF WHEN PLANNING NEW ON-FARM BUILDINGS? (J.E.) Prevention and maintenance are key when it comes to reducing the risk of fire and should be [Read more]

GFO newsletter

GrainTALK for March 2019

GET THE LATEST NEWS FROM GRAIN FARMERS OF ONTARIO

FROM THE CHAIR A Q&A with Grain Farmers of Ontario chair, Markus Haerle. What are the strategies you use to get ready for upcoming planting seasons? We all have to be very diligent planners. The very [Read more]

Features

Growing resistance

HERBICIDE RESISTANCE IS defined by the Weed Science Society of America as ‘the inherited ability of a plant to survive and reproduce following exposure to a dose of herbicide that was previously lethal’. Herbicide resistance [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Soybean Gall Midge

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

A NEW SOYBEAN pest may be heading our way. Soybean gall midge, Resseliella maxima, was first detected in Nebraska in 2011 and has spread to western counties of Iowa and Minnesota as of 2018. This [Read more]