Problem Weed Guide

Volume 1 of the inaugural “Problem Weed Guide for Ontario Crops” includes management strategies for 19 species in corn, soybean and cereal crops that is cited from work conducted by the University of Guelph Department of Plant Agriculture as well as other peer reviewed studies. This 176 page guide features over 175 images and 50 […]

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Soybean Disease Identification Resources

The following scouting guides for disease identification in soybean are available for download by clicking on the headings below. Scouting for common soybean seed diseases Scouting for common soybean stem diseases Soybean vein necrosis virus Charcoal Rot White Mould Stem Canker Pod and Stem Blight and Phomopsis Seed Decay Soybean seedling diseases and disorders Scouting […]

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Identifying Rust Diseases of Wheat and Barley Publication

Stripe rust symptoms are increasing in the southwest this week and the following publication  “Identifying Rust Diseases in Ontario”  is a good resource to distinguish between stripe, leaf and stem rust.  This publication was developed by the multi-state and OMAFRA extension and research committees for small grain diseases, NCERA-184 & WERA-97 with support from the Grain […]

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FREE Online Tutorials to Help You Use the Agricultural Information Atlas!

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) developed a series of tutorials to help you use the Agricultural Information Atlas (AIA). The tutorials provide step-by-step instructions on a range of topics – from the basics of navigating through the application to creating specific maps for submissions to OMAFRA. With the AIA, you can: […]

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Pest Manager App

I often carry 5 or 6 scouting and management guides with me when walking fields to determining what pests are present and how to control them, if necessary. I find lugging these books around inconvenient and inefficient, especially when I leave the book I need in another vehicle or at home. The pest manager app was […]

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Ontario Corn Replant Decision Aid

If you are unhappy with your stand of corn and think you may wish to replant, download the Ontario Corn Replant Calculator to assist you in this important decision. Many thanks to Dr. Dave Hooker and Ken Janovicek (Plant Agriculture Department, University of Guelph) for their efforts in putting this tool together. DOWNLOAD: THE ONTARIO […]

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