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]

Policy Development

New U.S. Farm Bill

ISSUES STILL TO BE RESOLVED

AS THE U.S. Congress went into recess for the month of August, the Senate and the House of Representatives had each passed a 2018 farm bill, but the versions differed on key provisions and will [Read more]

Advocacy

Political change

VOTER ENGAGEMENT IN THE 2018 PROVINCIAL ELECTION

CHANGES IN OUR society, how we see ourselves in the world, and the expectations we have for the future will all play a role in the outcome of the 2018 provincial election. “This is an [Read more]

Production

Technology and the perfect acre

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN PRECISION AGRICULTURE

USING TECHNOLOGY TO aid farmers in getting the most efficient farm is being pioneered by companies, agronomists, and farmers all over the world. And now, researchers are experimenting with taking precision agriculture, in particular data [Read more]

Production

Pelee Island Farming

FACING CHALLENGES

GRANT CRAWFORD SAYS he can relate to the September 2017 Ontario Grain Farmer Magazine article about the challenges grower Jason Pyke faces farming on an Island compared to mainland farmers. In fact, he believes farming [Read more]

Marketing

World wheat outlook

SURPLUS AND SHORTAGE

WORLD WHEAT PRODUCTION topped 754 million metric tons and the world wheat supply neared 980 million tons in August estimates. Economists had raised their projections for the former Soviet Union by 8.6 million tons. With [Read more]

Public Outreach

Global 4-H Network Summit

THE INTERNATIONAL REACH OF 4-H

FOR FOUR DAYS in July, participants from over 70 countries descended in Ottawa to attend the event-filled 2017 Global 4-H Network Summit. It is described by 4-H as “an opportunity for 4-H youth, volunteer leaders [Read more]

Research

Crop responses to management

Are accurate predictions possible?

With Doria Ali & Lauren Deshaw There is much interest in varying crop management strategies across farm fields – the essence of precision agriculture. The main driver of this has been advances in variable rate [Read more]