Features

Assessing success

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE INITIATIVE

IN MARCH, I had the opportunity to travel to Warsaw, Poland to attend the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform Community of Practice meeting. The SAI Platform is a major food and drink industry initiative which [Read more]

Cropside

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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Conservation agriculture

A PROFILE OF A MOROCCAN FARMER

AZIZ ZINE EL ABIDINE knows he’s lucky. He can read, he’s highly educated and he farms 80 times more land than the average Moroccan farmer. The decisions he makes on his nearly 2,000 acre farm are [Read more]

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Manage resistance now

PROTECT YOUR LAND, ONE FIELD AT A TIME

HERBICIDE RESISTANCE COSTS Canadian farmers an estimated $1.1 to $1.5 billion annually due to increased herbicide use and decreased yield and quality.1 Resistant weeds will rob your crop of yield and threaten the productivity and [Read more]

Production

Growing an association

SETTING THE PATH AHEAD

THIS MARCH, THE Ontario Professional Agri Contractors Association (OPACA) held its third AGM, adding more members, taking stock of past accomplishments and setting the path ahead. OPACA was created so that custom farming business owners [Read more]

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Accelerated Investment Incentive

NEW TAX DEDUCTION RULES

IF YOU HAVE a tax advisor, it’s likely they talked to you last fall about the Accelerated Investment Incentive that the Federal government announced in their 2018 Fall Economic Statement. This incentive will accelerate your [Read more]

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Hybrid DON testing

RESULTS FROM 2018

This information is re-published from the Ontario Corn Committee (OCC) report available at www.gocorn.net. ALTHOUGH 2018 WAS very challenging to growers and the rest of the corn industry, it presented an opportunity to compare hybrids for [Read more]

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Flying safe and legal

NEW DRONE RULES IN EFFECT JUNE 1

NEW DRONE RULES from Transport Canada are coming into effect June 1, 2019. Up until now, the last major regulation change took place in 1996, with minor changes since then. The new rules apply to those operating [Read more]

Cropside

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]

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]