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"From the CBC site: Hen-less egg whites, cow-less milk and practically pig-less meat…"

Joann replied Mar 24, 2016 to 3-D technology

8 Mar 24, 2016
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"Hi Dale: I found this article and found it interesting.  If the paper has merit, th…"

Joann replied Jun 6, 2015 to What Should Be Done To Defend Modern Agriculture?

2 Jun 7, 2015
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"It would appear 3-D printing is growing in leaps and bounds.   If a car can be 'prin…"

Joann replied Sep 14, 2014 to 3-D technology

8 Mar 24, 2016
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"Let me see: The Premier announced today that there is a "$40-million-a-year fund ov…"

Joann replied May 20, 2014 to Anyone having difficulty deciding who to vote for in the Ontario election? Who do I dislike the least?

3 Jun 2, 2014
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"That should be exciting!  I have no doubt, concepts like Google Glass, will become p…"

Joann replied Feb 26, 2014 to Google Glasses et al.

5 Feb 26, 2014
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"Yes, Google Glass is the gateway to our future whether we agree with the path or not…"

Joann replied Feb 10, 2014 to Google Glasses et al.

5 Feb 26, 2014
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"I have to seriously question how Ontario has the right to continual monopoly control…"

Joann replied Dec 17, 2013 to Ontario Wineries can now sell wine at local farmer's markets. What do you think?

5 Dec 17, 2013
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"Thank you Joe. I totally agree with your sentiments.  I'm sure the people that deli…"

Joann replied Dec 12, 2013 to Canada Post

3 Dec 15, 2013
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"Motherhood statements that warm the heart and stomach.  Who can argue with their int…"

Joann replied Oct 14, 2013 to Farming under attack: What do you think of the A&W Better Burger TV ad and Chipotle "Scarecrow" Video? Concerns?

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"Nanotechnology works on the cellular level.,.....where a particle can be made at 1 b…"

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ONTARIO FIELD CROP REPORT – May 17, 2018

Field activity continues in full gear as soils become fit for fieldwork. Many areas received some rainfall over the weekend, with areas of Kent and Essex catching heavier bands of rain that left over 100 mm in a few locations. As it happens every year a few areas of the province have nearly completed planting, while areas with heavier soils wait for decent planting conditions to occur. Fields that were planted to cover crops last fall - both fall and spring terminated - have required more tillage than fields without cover. A mat of residue kept soils wet and cold and delayed planting in those fields.

Ag industry steps up to support farmer mental health

In government, academia, industry – and indeed in the field itself – problems that have long been hidden or dismissed are starting to see the light of day. These efforts follow a University of Guelph study in 2015-2016 of more than 1,000 participants that revealed nearly 60 per cent met the classification for anxiety, 45 per cent for high stress and 35 per cent for depression.

Ontarians favour land-sharing policies

People in Ontario may have changed their preferences on formal agri-environmental land use policies.

Winchester Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting Minutes – May 15, 2018

The weather in the past week has being great for planting. Crop heat unit accumulation from the 1st of May are about 200 as of the 15th of May as compared to the normal of 150 (Ottawa airport). Some areas had a light frosts this past Friday and Saturday. Where the fields were left uneven last fall, the soils are working up lumpy requiring more secondary tillage. Smoother fields were fine with a shallow, light working.

Cereal leaf beetle activity on the horizon

There have been many reports of cereal leaf beetle adult activity over the last few weeks. Adults do some feeding but also lay eggs that give rise to the real issue – cereal leaf beetle larvae. Eggs will be hatching within the next week or so. With daily growing degree days accumulating more quickly than usual, the populations and feeding activity could catch us off guard. A few locations tend to experience a higher frequency of infestations including fields near Dresden, Bolton, Stayner, Seaforth, and Clinton but reports from other locations with significant adult activity have come in this year. Stay vigilant and monitor fields over the next three weeks in particular.

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