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A spotlight on sustainability

CONNECTING SOURCES

THE SAI PLATFORM is a major food and drink industry initiative which supports the development of sustainable agriculture worldwide. The organization was founded in 2002, when three multi-national companies (Group Danone, Nestle, and Unilever) created [Read more]

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Nutrient-rich foods

RESEARCHING WHOLE AND ENRICHED GRAINS

EVERY TWO YEARS the Canadian government surveys citizens on health — from general health and demographics, to mental health, to nutrition. The Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) has been active in one form or another [Read more]

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Cover crop basics

IDENTIFYING SPECIFIC GOALS

SOIL ORGANIC MATTER decline in cropland continues to be a significant issue across much of Ontario. The problem is particularly acute in the deep Southwest, where a lack of forage and manure fertilizer — a [Read more]

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Brewing opportunity

STATE OF CRAFT MALT BARLEY IN ONTARIO

MALT BARLEY REMAINS a relatively niche industry for Ontario, with less than one per cent of current barley production going into malt. Significant growth opportunities are available with increasing demand from the flourishing craft brewing [Read more]

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Compaction action

EXPLORING TIRE TECHNOLOGY OPTIONS

CHOOSING THE RIGHT size tire for any agriculture equipment can be a challenge, especially since the price tag continues to be a big influence on the decision making process. In general, bigger is better but [Read more]

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Even your gas is local

HONDA INDY TORONTO

AT THE HONDA Indy Toronto, Grain Farmers of Ontario brought modern farming and racing together. Honda Indy Toronto took place under sweltering heat and to a crowd at capacity. The packed event saw two Canadians [Read more]

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Compaction action

CHASING OUR UNDERSTANDING OF SOIL COMPACTION

FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS of the Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario (IFAO) Compaction Action Day in Arthur a year ago, a group of those involved decided that this event should just be the start of exploring [Read more]

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How resistant weeds spread

THE CHALLENGE OF NATURE

THERE ARE CURRENTLY 21 known herbicide resistant weeds in Ontario. These include Canada Fleabane, Giant Ragweed, Common Ragweed, Waterhemp, and Red Root Pigweed. Despite the best efforts of farmers to stop the spread of these [Read more]

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GrainTALK Research Days

CONNECTING FARMERS AND RESEARCHERS

CONNECTING FARMERS WITH research was the focus of the Research Days tour presented by GrainTALK in central Ontario this summer. On July 16, farmer-members were invited to a day long bus tour to see research [Read more]

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Air assist

IMPROVED COVERAGE IN CORN

A FARM OPERATION near Dresden, Ont. bought a used 2010 Miller Condor with a Spray Air boom from Indiana. Their goal was to improve spray coverage in onion and tomatoes with the air-assist feature. On [Read more]