This year’s Farm Smart Expo saw a number of interesting speakers offering growers the results of their years of research. The University of Guelph’s Dave Hooker, assistant professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture (Ridgetown Campus), and Bill Deen, associate professor in the Department of Plant Agriculture (Guelph Campus) were on hand to talk about the economic and agronomic implications of long-term crop rotation decisions. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
An Ontario crop business is the first in Canada to adopt a unique system for late-season applications of nitrogen on corn and soybeans. By using the GreenSeeker technology and the Y-Drop system, which is attached to a high-clearance sprayer, Good Crop Services Ltd. of New Hamburg is finding a way to apply the right amount of fertilizer at the right time and in the right place. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
Delays can happen to anyone. Equipment breakdowns, prolonged rainy weather, late flushes of weeds, large acreages that have to be covered in a brief window of time – a range of reasons can push a grower into a late application. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
The cabbage seedpod weevil’s love affair with canola appears to be headed for a major battle, thanks to a concerted effort from scientists at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
According to OMAFRA figures, the application of foliar fungicide has increased soybean yields for Ontario growers by about 2.1 b/ac since 2005. But fungicide efficacy with different soybean varieties is a question that needs answering, given the fact that some differences may exist for corn and cereal varieties, but no differences have been documented for other legume crops like dry beans. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
Founded in 2005, the Canadian Soybean Council (CSC) is a national organization that represents the major soybean growing regions of Canada: Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba. Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
June 4, 2013, Ontario – Ground frost occurred in several parts of Ontario last week, resulting in discoloured corn leaves and frost injury to cereals in certai Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!
May 28, 2013, Ontario – Soil conditions have generally been excellent and early planted soybean fields have started to emerge, according to the latest Add to Facebook Like this? Tweet it to your followers!