Cropside

Cropside: Soil health economics

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THE ECOLOGY OF the soil is complex and interconnected. Comparing the soil to a country’s economy reminds us that everything is part of a system and that for every action there is a reaction. There [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: A neighbourhood plan

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

WHEN IT COSTS more to apply manure to high fertility fields than the manure is worth, a neighbourhood nutrient management plan may be an economical alternative. The cost of handling manure is associated with the [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]

Cropside

Cropside: Sustaining soil

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

IF THE ORGANIC matter levels of Ontario soils could be somehow magically increased by one percent, the impact would be significant. Beyond healthier soils and increased yields, Ontario farmers would observe better water infiltration and [Read more]