Canola Report: May 2, 2012

Planting is 70 % complete in southern areas, and freezing overnight temperatures has kept most growers in northern areas out of the field. Cold temperatures are delaying emergence, with early planted canola taking 14-21 days to emerge. There have been several reports of low emergence and frost damage to very early planted canola. Begin to […]

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Exeter Agribusiness Breakfast Minutes, May 1, 2012

Included: Freeze injury, glyphosate  resistant weeds, weed control, wheat disease, soybean seeding rates. Synopsis: Extremely cold temperatures over the weekend caused widespread damage to fruit trees, etc. Temperatures as low as -8 C were measured with one report of -10 at ground level (Norfolk county).  Weekend low temperature maps are available at http://www.weatherinnovations.com.  Wheat, alfalfa […]

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Simcoe April 25, 2012 Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting Notes

Key messages: Ensure at least 2 modes of action are used in all herbicide applications as part of the resistance management strategy.  Where weed escapes from burndown treatments require additional glyphosphate, we need to send the message of combined modes of action as good weed management stewardship, even for in-crop applications.  With glyphosphate resistant fleabane […]

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Palmerston Crop Consultants Minutes April 24th

Synopsis: The majority of spring cereals crop have been planted. Acres of spring cereals is higher with good planting conditions, potential returns, lower input costs.  Acres of seeded forage and nurse crops is 10-15% higher (Bill Brown). Emergence has been excellent. Advanced wheat wheat now pushing GS32-33, but in most fields, 1st node not visible. Corn […]

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Ridgetown Breakfast Minutes April 10th, 2012

Included: crop status, wheat, glyphosate resitant weeds (status and control), weed control update (Peter Sikkema). Synopsis: Very little corn planted as of April 10th. Many growers will start this week. A few “experimental” soybeans have been planted. The wheat in this region looks tough, with too many areas suffering from wet feet.  Considerable spring grain planted […]

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