Cropside

Cropside: Disease protection

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

REMEMBER DISEASE PROTECTION when selecting corn hybrids and soybean varieties this fall! I know “yield is king” but each year diseases play an important role in whether you meet your corn and soybean production targets. [Read more]

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Cropside: Sulphur deficiency?

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

SULPHUR (S) IS an essential nutrient necessary for plant growth. It’s required for chlorophyll formation and involved in nitrogen fixation. It’s also required to make protein and is important in the formation of oil. In [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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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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Cropside: Nozzle strainers

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THE LEVEL OF sprayer filtration required for any given operation depends on a lot of variables. Potentially, you have opportunities to install filters at the tank opening (a basket), the suction-side of the pump, each [Read more]