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  • Should I apply foliar boron to flowering canola?

    Many Ontario canola producers tank mix boron with a preventative white mould fungicide and apply it at 20-50% bloom. We took a closer look at whether foliar boron reduces flower abortion or improves yield. […]

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  • Winchester/Cobourg Ag Advisors Breakfast Meeting Minutes – May 11, 2022

    Unseasonably warm and dry conditions across the region this past week have resulted in ideal growing and planting conditions. Forages and winter cereals are progressing quickly and planting is well underway. A light frost across much of the region Sunday night was not cold enough to damage cereals or forages and there were no reported […]

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  • Exeter- Mt Forest Breakfast Meeting Minutes – May 10, 2022

    Synopsis:  A forecast of prolonged dry and warmer conditions have allowed spring planting to begin in earnest as soil conditions become fit.  Soil conditions look dry on the surface, but some worked fields are coming up clumpy.  Heavier soils have a 2-inch surface crust but still quite wet below the crust.  Challenging conditions are a […]

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  • Should I apply foliar boron to flowering canola?

    Many Ontario canola producers tank mix boron with a preventative white mould fungicide and apply it at 20-50% bloom. We took a closer look at whether foliar boron reduces flower abortion or improves yield. […]

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  • How do I control bluegrass in winter wheat?

    Bluegrass competition in winter wheat can result in yield losses of up to 50%. We reviewed current research to provide recommendations for reliable control of annual and roughstalk bluegrass in Ontario. […]

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  • Should I split apply nitrogen in winter wheat?

    Depending on the year and field conditions, you might get a yield bump from a split application of nitrogen (N) on your winter wheat crop. We’ve looked at a few different factors that might impact your N application decision. […]

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