Features

Tar spot of corn

A NEW DISEASE THREAT

CORN PRODUCERS IN southwestern Ontario have a new disease threat to look out for this growing season. Tar spot of corn rapidly developed in Michigan in 2018 after first being spotted in a couple of [Read more]

Cropside

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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Agricorp update

KEEPING FARMERS INFORMED

2018 SAW HIGHS and lows for many producers, from record high yields for some crops to difficult planting and growing conditions and widespread DON in others. Through it all, Agricorp’s goal has been to ensure [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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Inspiring to lead

2018 WOMEN’S GRAIN SYMPOSIUM

LEADERSHIP, STORYTELLING, AND mental health were among the key topics discussed at Grain Farmers of Ontario’s second Women’s Grain Symposium. The event brought together 30 female farmers and grain industry representatives, along with female staff [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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At issue in 2019

CONCERNS FOR AMERICAN FARMERS

HEADING INTO 2019, Ontario Grain Farmer spoke to four U.S. farm leaders to get their thoughts on the big-ticket issues facing America’s farmers. FARM POLICY Farm policy is a top issue as all four leaders [Read more]

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Coping with stress

FARMER HEALTH

IT HAS BEEN a particularly difficult harvest for some Ontario farmers this fall. The severe DON outbreak is weighing heavy and stress levels are higher than during a typical harvest season. Uncertainty makes it difficult [Read more]

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On-farm emergencies

HAVE A PLAN FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

NO ONE CAN ever really prepare for an emergency. The cause, scale, and impact are unpredictable, especially on a farm where emergencies or accidents can include anything from barn fires or tractor roll overs, to [Read more]