Cashcropper App

Cashcropper allows you to compare the net profitability and fertility requirements for different crop rotations within a given field. This app is powered by over 30 years of data on crop yield responses to different rotations from trials conducted by the University of Guelph. The app uses default yield values provided by crop insurance records […]

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Mitigating Leaf Burn: Streamer Nozzles and Dissolved Urea

28% has become the preferred nitrogen source on winter wheat in Ontario.  Application is perfectly uniform, something that seems difficult to achieve with most urea applications.  However, leaf burn is one of the main problems with 28% applications, particularly at later stages of growth.  With more emphasis on split nitrogen applications, and renewed interest in […]

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Picking Top Wheat Genetics

Synopsis: Using the provincial performance trials to pick the top variety for your farm. By now you should have looked at the wheat variety trials (www.gocereals.ca).  What an AMAZING amount of information.  With new information, and combined charts, which table should you actually use? Managed or normal? For the first time ever (2013), there are variety comparisons […]

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Spraying Basics: Fusarium Control in Wheat

Application of fusarium control fungicides requires specialized nozzles or nozzle combinations to achieve optimum results. Maximizing wheat head coverage requires both proper timing and the best nozzle configurations. Maximize Spray Coverage of Wheat Heads The key to applying fungicides to prevent fusarium head blight (FHB) is to spray all sides of all wheat heads with […]

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Fungicides for Managing Wheat Foliar Diseases and Fuarium Head Blight

  There are many different diseases which are caused by various fungal pathogens that affect cereals in Ontario. The foliar diseases (powdery mildew, leaf rust, Septoria leaf spot, Septoria (Stagonospora) glume blotch and tan spot) and Fuarium Head Blight (FHB) can cause significant yield losses if not managed correctly.  Although these diseases occur in all […]

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