Know the Amount of Feed in Your Pasture

demonstrating the use of a falling plate meter

by Maja Menegotto, Undergraduate Student Experiential Learning (USEL) program student What is a Falling Plate Meter? A falling plate meter is a tool that can be used to estimate dry matter yield within grazing pastures (Rayburn and Lozier, 2003b). To do this, an acrylic plate is lowered against a metre stick in the center of […]

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Understanding Precision Agriculture – Starting to Map Yield and Elevation Data

By Joey Sabljic Precision Agriculture Advancement for Ontario: This article is part of a series dedicated to helping farmers understand and implement precision agriculture technology. It is based on research conducted by Nicole Rabe, Ian McDonald, and Ben Rosser at OMAFRA, in conjunction with Mike Duncan, Sarah Lepp, and Gregor MacLean at Niagara College. EVERY SINGLE […]

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Winter Wheat: The majority of winter wheat has received nitrogen (N) applications. Farmers are including sulphur with the N  application, because of lower atmospheric deposition of sulphur across the province in recent years. Much of the winter wheat across the province is at high risk for lodging because of high tiller densities.  At this stage, lodging […]

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