Cropside

Cropside: Recirculating booms

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

CONVENTIONAL BOOMS Larger sprayers feature booms with five to 13 sections that terminate in caps (or valves for flushing). Pressurized liquid is fed to the middle of each section and must exit at the nozzle [Read more]

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Cropside: Planting wheat

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

OPTIMUM PLANTING DATES FOR WINTER WHEAT IN ONTARIO AS WE SAW with the 2019 winter wheat crop, if winter wheat is planted late and if conditions are not fit, there is a greater risk of [Read more]

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Cropside: Starter fertilizer

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

IT’S A COMMON question from strip tillers: is there still response to starter fertilizer on the corn planter after delivering good fertility in the strip with the strip tiller? For simplicity, it would be ideal [Read more]

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Cropside: Soybean plant stands

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THE 2018 GROWING season was a challenge for many producers in Ontario. Persistent wet conditions throughout the fall delayed harvest which resulted in soybean seed quality issues. These conditions created the right conditions for several [Read more]

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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]

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Cropside: Specialty control

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

TEN YEARS OF public research trials evaluating weed control in non-GMO soybeans at the University of Guelph have demonstrated that the key to success is to start with a soil applied herbicide program that has [Read more]

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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]

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Cropside: Field trial ‘R&R’

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THE 2018 CROPPING season is over and you might be thinking about trials for 2019. OMAFRA field crop staff harp on the importance of randomization and replication (R&R) to get the most out of field [Read more]