Precision Ag Advancement in Ontario – Grain Farmers Ontario – Spring Update

In 2013, Grain Farmers of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) met with a number of farm service companies and producers to discuss what obstacles exist to farmers getting started with precision agriculture techniques. The group created a list of research topics that would benefit farmers and consultants in […]

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ON Forage Report – June 25, 2015

Wet, rainy weather has continued since June 6th in most parts of the province, making haying a challenge. Considerable amounts of quality haylage and baleage have been made before the rains and in between showers. However, to date only small amounts of quality dry hay have been made. Yields reported have been quite variable, with […]

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Re-Spraying Weeds in Non-GMO soybeans

flumetsulam applied post to soys

Dealing with weed escapes in non-GMO or “identity preserved” soybeans can be challenging because many of the herbicides available don’t control a large spectrum of weeds nor will the handle larger weeds the way that glyphosate does in a glyphosate tolerant (RR) soybean crop. I have summarized the performance of several post-emergence herbicides for non-GMO […]

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Forage Report – June 18, 2015

  Heavy rains and wet soils since June 6th have delayed haying operations. Considerable amounts of quality haylage and baleage were made, but the weather must clear before much haying can resume. Initial yield reports were quite variable, with some very disappointing yields being reported in western and central Ontario (60 – 100% of normal). […]

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2015 Ontario Soil N Survey

Co-author Ken Janovicek, University of Guelph. Background The OMAFRA field crop unit in collaboration with farm cooperators, agribusiness and SGS-AgriFood Labs conducted the annual survey of soil nitrate nitrogen levels across the province from June 3rd to June 5th, sampling over 130 fields. The samples were collected after heavy rainfall events during the weekend of May 30-31, where […]

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Forage Report – June 11, 2015

With recent storms and heavy rains this week, haying has been placed on hold. Yields are quite variable, with some very disappointing yields being reported in western and central Ontario (60 – 100% of normal). Yields are closer to normal (85- 100%) in eastern Ontario. Dry weather in late-April and May limited forage growth and yield […]

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Integrated Fusarium head blight management: Employing all the tools

Fusarium head blight continues to be of significant economic concern in Ontario as well as other provinces. Although new tools have helped, it is not realistic to expect a single cultural or management practice to effectively manage this devastating disease alone. The integration of the various cultural or management practices (“tools”) into a coordinated FHB […]

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