Ontario Grain Farmer April/May 2022

up in the project proposal, a five per cent corn yield improvement on 150,000 acres (10 per cent of Ontario acreage) for early planted corn would result in $6 million for Ontario corn farmers at $5 per bushel. Similarly, a five per cent soybean yield improvement on 200,000 acres (10 per cent of Ontario acreage) of early-planted soybean would also result in $6 million for soybean farmers. Hooker also emphasizes the crucial role that OMAFRA corn specialist Ben Rosser and soybean specialist Horst Bohner are playing in addressing the knowledge gaps, identifying priorities, and carrying out the planting date experiments. In a second experiment, optimal soybean seeding rates across relative maturities will be identified at the earliest and latest planting date. “Soybean seed is very expensive, so if we can tweak that or optimize the maturity dates, that will bode well for the farmers economically,” Hooker says. An economic analysis of the data will also be generated. The project started in 2021 and will run until December 2023. The project is funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. l ONTARIO GRAIN FARMER 21 APRIL/MAY 2022 This research project received funding from Grain Farmers of Ontario. Miravis® Neo fungicide proves you really can capture lightning in a bottle when you re-think what’s possible in disease control. It’s versatile, easy to use and an outstanding 昀t in your corn, cereal and soybean disease control programs. This season, choose Miravis® Neo to manage for yield and quality without compromise. Lightning in a bottle? More like a better crop in the bin. We’ve captured it! Innovative disease control that creates simplicity and efficiency on your farm. For more information, visit Syngenta.ca/Miravis-Neo, contact our Customer Interaction Centre at 1-87-SYNGENTA (1-877-964-3682) or follow @SyngentaCanada on Twitter. Always read and follow label directions. Miravis® Neo refers to Miravis® Neo 300SE fungicide. Miravis®, the Alliance Frame, the Purpose Icon and the Syngenta logo are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company. © 2022 Syngenta. SY_22_MiravisNeo_OntarioGrainFarmerMarchClassic_7p125x4p875.indd 1 2022-01-18 3:13 PM