Planning for Big Wheat Yields!

Despite the dry year and stripe rust infestation, we saw some big winter wheat yields across the province this season. Many growers are giving credit to a strong stand establishment last fall thanks to the excellent planting conditions. So as we get into the full swing of winter wheat planting, here are a few things […]

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Integrated Pest Management Course for Corn and Soybeans – free until April 30, 2017

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training is free until Apr 30, 2017 Ontario is helping corn and soybean farmers comply with recent rules protecting insect pollinators by continuing to provide mandatory training for free until April 30, 2017. Farmers need the training if they wish to purchase and use neonicotinoid-treated corn and/or soybean seeds. The half-day course […]

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Developing an Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy for Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is developing an Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy. Specifically, OMAFRA is seeking feedback on a Discussion Document that outlines a draft vision, goals and objectives for the strategy. Healthy agricultural soils are essential in order to ensure ongoing productivity and competitiveness in Ontario’s agri-food sector […]

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