Cropside

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]

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How resistant weeds spread

THE CHALLENGE OF NATURE

THERE ARE CURRENTLY 21 known herbicide resistant weeds in Ontario. These include Canada Fleabane, Giant Ragweed, Common Ragweed, Waterhemp, and Red Root Pigweed. Despite the best efforts of farmers to stop the spread of these [Read more]

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The Bowl

AN EYE OPENING EXPERIENCE

I RECENTLY HAD the opportunity to travel to the New Liskeard area with Steve McCabe, manager of Member Relations for Grain Farmers of Ontario; it was my first trip to this part of Ontario. For [Read more]

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Seasonal stress

NEW INITIATIVES TO HELP FARMERS COPE

IT’S NOVEMBER. IT’S been a wet fall, resulting in wet, muddy fields. It’s sunny today, drying the ground up just enough to maybe get a combine in the fields. The weather forecast calls for rain [Read more]

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Air assist

IMPROVED COVERAGE IN CORN

A FARM OPERATION near Dresden, Ont. bought a used 2010 Miller Condor with a Spray Air boom from Indiana. Their goal was to improve spray coverage in onion and tomatoes with the air-assist feature. On [Read more]

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Farm 911: The Emily Project

FASTER EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN THE FIELD

IT’S BEEN ONE year since The Emily Project launched, installing 911 signs in field entry ways to identify rural locations in the event of a farm accident. And the response has been overwhelming. Farm 911: [Read more]

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Harvesting data

KNOWING WHAT TO KEEP FROM THE FIELD

COLLECTING ACCURATE HARVEST data begins in the spring. That’s when you get your first indication of how a crop is performing. “What you see in the spring is what you will see in the fall,” [Read more]

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Extreme weather

THUNDERSTORM SAFETY IN THE FIELD

FARMING IS ALMOST synonymous with the weather. Good or bad weather can make or break a growing season for a farmer — so it’s important to be very in-tune with current and forecasted weather to [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: A good wheat crop

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

THE 2017 SEASON had its challenges with a cool growing season pushing soybean harvest well into late October. This delay in soybean harvest, combined with some wet weather, resulted in two winter wheat crops in [Read more]

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A new rotation?

THE OPTION OF WINTER CANOLA

AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD Canada (AAFC) researchers say winter canola can add a lot of value to standard crop rotations. Indeed, they say it can help build soil organic matter, suppress weeds, increase biodiversity, and potentially [Read more]