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"Lots of farmers are using the new Farms.com websites for Classified Ads and Used Far…"

OntAG Admin replied Feb 21, 2016 to Lots of farm items for sale!

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"For next spring and summer?"

OntAG Admin replied Oct 29, 2015 to Agricultural Drones (UAV)

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"Adoption of Precision Agriculture technology and practices continues to increase in…"

OntAG Admin replied Jul 10, 2015 to GPS area measurement and guidance. Precision farming in Canada.

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"Here is the Information provided by the group of agriculture associations including…"

OntAG Admin replied Feb 2, 2015 to Ontario BeeKeepers' Association Responds To Misleading Media Campaign - Neonics.

2 Feb 7, 2015
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"Article in today's Financial Post: Bees, bans and bungling: How an anti-pesticide ca…"

OntAG Admin replied Nov 7, 2014 to Interesting video on Colony Collapse Disorder on decreasing bee populations. What do you think can further explain this complex bee problem?

4 Dec 12, 2014
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"The government is investing $713,000 to Martin’s Family Fruit Farm to adapt their pr…"

OntAG Admin replied Nov 2, 2014 to Wynne Makes Pitch in China to Alibaba to Sell Ontario Agri-Food Products. Is there anything Ontario farmers or the ag industry can do to help?

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"National Geographic Article: Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Includ…"

OntAG Admin replied Oct 18, 2014 to Interesting video on Colony Collapse Disorder on decreasing bee populations. What do you think can further explain this complex bee problem?

4 Dec 12, 2014
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"Great article in the Guelph Mercury today by Terry Daynard:  Neonic ban not support…"

OntAG Admin replied Oct 16, 2014 to Interesting video on Colony Collapse Disorder on decreasing bee populations. What do you think can further explain this complex bee problem?

4 Dec 12, 2014
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"Responses on Twitter: EricKaiser46:33am via Twitter for iPhone @OntAg 30% clay is N…"

OntAG Admin replied Aug 12, 2014 to Heavy Clay Soil.

6 Aug 13, 2014
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"How much clay do you need for the cricket pitch? Truckloads?"

OntAG Admin replied Aug 11, 2014 to Heavy Clay Soil.

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Monitoring Canola for Cabbage Seedpod Weevil and Tarnished Plant Bug

Cabbage seedpod weevil (CSW) are being found in spring canola, particularly in earlier planted fields that are beginning to flower. CSW may begin to appear just prior to bolting and can primarily be found on flower buds until pods begin to form.

Ontario Field Crop Report, June 21, 2018: Sulphur response in Ontario’s field crops

Sulphur (S) had been a neglected nutrient in Ontario for many years. For decades, in much of Ontario, sulphur came in significant quantities from the sky – deposited from emissions from industrial activity. Even before that, impurities in fertilizers and more widespread application of manure helped ensure a regular addition of sulphur to our soils.

Simcoe Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting Minutes – June 20, 2018

High winds, hail and pounding rain in some of the area over the past week has added frustration to an already difficult spring seeding season. A category F2 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 180 km/hr along with significant hail cut a path about 30 km and up to ½ km wide from the Norwich to Fisherville area. Thunderstorms (and hail) Wednesday June 13 and Monday June 18 brought “the million dollar rain” for many producers with anywhere from 0 to 90 mm of precipitation. Pounding rains caused significant soil erosion and crusting in some newly planted fields. Soil health and infiltration capacity differences between neighbouring fields was evident in surface runoff. Conditions remain dry in much of the region and additional “gentle” rainfalls would be welcomed.

Ridgetown Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting – June 19, 2018

This is the final meeting for spring 2018. A fall meeting was discussed: stay tuned. Most areas in Southwestern Ontario received some rain yesterday (Monday). Amounts varied widely, 2-80 mm, most areas receiving 10-20 mm. For most growers it was a critical boost, although not really enough. Parts of Niagara are the exception, and they got hammered again.

The 3rd Annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day in Oxford County

The 3rd Annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day in Oxford County was held on June 12, at AJ Baker Public School in Kintore. Progressive Agriculture Safety Days (PAF), founded in 1995, are held annually across North America, coordinated by local communities looking to bring attention to agricultural safety among rural youth.

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