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NEWS BITES THAT MATTER 2011 ag census on the way Census of Agriculture questionnaires will be mailed to all farmers in Canada over the first two weeks of May. Alternatively to filling out the paper [Read more]

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Cropside: Staying on top of NPK

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

N CALCULATOR RECOMMENDATION for Corn Factor Input N Rate (lb/acre) Base N Requirement (select soil texture) Loam + 28 Yield Adjustment (enter proven yield) 175 + 135 Heat Unit Adjustment (enter CHU rating) 3000 + 7 Previous Crop Adjustment [Read more]

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NEWS BITES THAT MATTER Woodlot advisory service Promoting efficient and sustainable management of forests is the goal of a new service offered in Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry, Prescott-Russell, Leeds-Grenville and Ottawa regions. Farmers with at least five acres [Read more]

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NEWS BITES THAT MATTER Deferred payments now permitted under the Grains Act The Ontario Agri Business Association (OABA) and Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) are pleased with the recent changes that OMAFRA has made to [Read more]

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Cropside: Calibrate those spreaders

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

A WELL-CALIBRATED MACHINE MEANS BETTER COVERAGE IN THE FIELD AS OF THIS fall, urea is the cheapest source of nitrogen (N). Many farmers will take advantage of this economic opportunity and apply urea this spring. [Read more]

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NEWS BITES THAT MATTER Is IP soy production a fit for your farm? The Canadian Soybean Council is excited about their upcoming producer information session which is geared to answer important questions about IP soybean production [Read more]

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Cropside: Slug management starts in the fall

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

Slug damage can be one of the biggest challenges to achieving a good soybean stand. In severe cases replanting may be necessary. Feeding can resemble hail damage, but damaged leaves have more of a “skeleton” [Read more]

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NEWS BITES THAT MATTER New Industrial Research Chair in Biomaterials The creation of a new $3 million Senior Industrial Research Chair focusing on Biomaterials was recently announced. Over $1.5 million in new Natural Sciences and [Read more]

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Cropside: When corn looks dead

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

IDENTIFYING THE CULPRIT behind dead-looking corn can be challenging. Use the following information and photos to help remove the mystery surrounding physiological and disease causing reasons for dead-looking corn. Not all top die back is [Read more]