There are many benefits to liquid manure applications made after forage harvest. Ideally you want an applicator that uniformly applies the liquid manure. The video below shows a liquid tank applicator with a unique toolbar having a series of coulters that go into the ground at a depth of about 1 inc... Continue reading
Environmental Commissioner Concerned About Soil Erosion Risk
The Ontario Environmental Commissioner 2008/2009 Annual Report identified the risk of soil loss from water erosion as an environmental concern. Referencing Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada 2001 environmental indicators for Ontario cropl... Continue reading
With increased transportation costs and the slow US economy and their decling dollar, exporting hay to the US is becoming more challenging. There is a great deal of competition in this marketplace and pressure on prices.
However, we have a great product! Exporters are looking closely at increasing ... Continue reading
Co-Author: Mike Cowbrough
Judging from the number of soybean fields in eastern Ontario that have single species weed escapes this year (Figure 1), it looks like we are faced with a significant jump in the acreage infested with weeds resistant to "group 2" herbicides, specifically Pursuit, Classic, ... Continue reading
We in the weed science business are pretty good at telling producer's to manage perennial weeds in the fall because they are controlled much better. Although its nice to believe without question, quantitative proof is always better. I recently came across a University of Guelph research report fro... Continue reading
Co-Authors: Dr. Peter Sikkema, Dr. Clarence Swanton & Dr. François Tardif (University of Guelph)
Field studies at Elora and Woodstock have evaluated soybean herbicide treatments based on their weed control efficacy and the yield protection they provided. Important differences were found among ... Continue reading
Challenging planting conditions could affect crop emergence and early development. Additionally, a significant portion of the corn and soybean acreage was planted with limited opportunity for pre-emergence herbicide application. These factors will increase the importance of early crop scouting and s... Continue reading
The handling of manure is a cost associated with the livestock portion of the farm. Handling manure has many costs connected with it, including equipment purchase and maintenance, the opportunity cost of the time it takes to apply manure to fields, and the liability if something goes wrong and there... Continue reading
There is lots of talk these days about crop residue removal for bioenergy purposes. We have gone through the first wave of trying to make it very clear to those less familiar with agriculture that this crop residue has real value.
Crop Residue Value Components
Crop residue value hinges on a few co... Continue reading