Features

A new Bayer

HIGHER EXPECTATIONS AFTER MONSANTO ACQUISITION

CLIMATE CHANGE, AND its effect on farming, troubles many producers and others in the agri-food system. Individuals can make management decisions so their own farms are more environmentally friendly, but sometimes there’s a feeling of [Read more]

Production

Trends in Ontario farmland values

STRONG PROFITS WILL CONTINUE TO DRIVE FUTURE PRICE INCREASES

IT’S WIDELY KNOWN that Ontario farmland values, and values across Canada, have seen strong increases in recent years, but the situation cooled to some extent this year compared to 2017. “It is safe to say, [Read more]

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Access to technology

FARMERS NEED TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE

YOU HEAR THE word innovation in all industries and farming is no different. Grain and oilseed farmers are constantly innovating, they use a combination of agronomic knowledge and the latest technology to help them grow [Read more]

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]

Cropside

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]