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April 2013 Blog Posts (15)

2012-2013 Agriwebinar® Series - View Past Webinars Online

2012-2013 Agriwebinar® Series

Farm Management Canada's 2012-2013 Agriwebinar® season has come to an end.

Agriwebinar® presentations hosted by FMC and other partnering organizations are now available in the Past Webinars section of Agriwebinar.com. Check out our list of insightful and informative webinars from the past season.

 

2012-2013 Farm Management Canada Agriwebinar®…

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Added by OntAG Admin on April 18, 2013 at 8:32pm — No Comments

Ontario Farmland Values from FCC Spring 2013 Farmland Values Report

Farmland values in Ontario increased an average of 11.9% in the second half of 2012, following gains of 16.3% and 7.2% in the previous two reporting periods. Farmland values in Ontario have risen for the past 20 years.

Some cash crop producers leveraged their current land holdings to purchase less expensive land in other locations, such as in Northern Ontario, yet the resulting impact on farmland values was relatively modest. The…

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Added by OntAG Admin on April 15, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Educating Youth about Agriculture more Important than Ever

By Nathan Stevens

April 12, 2013

 

The recent Ontario Agri-food Education (OAFE) annual meeting underscored the importance of providing learning opportunities to children about the food system that keep store shelves – and their bellies – filled. The fact of the matter is that most children today lack any direct connection to farm life anymore.  Yet there are important opportunities and challenges…
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Added by CFFO Blog on April 15, 2013 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Rockwood Couple Named As Ontario's Outstanding Young Farmers. Dana and Adam Thatcher.

“Raising animals and livestock requires time, patience and a true commitment to the process, with an end result being our best quality product.”

That sums up the commitment Dana and Adam Thatcher, of Thatchers’ Farms in Rockwood have for their farm operation. The Thatchers received the top honour at the provincial awards ceremony held in Guelph on March 26. Winners of the award are chosen based on career progress; environmental and safety practices; crop and livestock production history;…

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Added by Joe Dales on April 11, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

And a New Season Begins

The slow pace of winter is starting to give way to a renewed urgency to get things ready for planting season.  The winter has stubbornly refused to let go, but as the sun climbs higher in the sky and the hours of daylight continue to increase, its days are numbered.  That doesn't stop the cold mornings from putting on a show.…

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Added by Gus Ternoey on April 9, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Leadership is a Key to Agriculture’s Future Success

The future success of agriculture in this province will depend on many factors. There are some factors that are far beyond our control, like the weather in the Midwestern United States, but there are some where we can take pro-active steps. As a sector, we often consider the physical factors that impact our businesses, but we do not always consider other factors including developing quality leadership for the future.



Agriculture needs a variety of leaders that can look at a broad… Continue

Added by CFFO Blog on April 5, 2013 at 8:45am — No Comments

Weed Control Solutions Explained - Advantages & Dis-Advantages

The recent trend toward restricting herbicide use has produced interest in alternative and integrated weed control strategies that include cultivation. As a result, newly developed implements are now available to vegetable growers from Northern Equipment Solutions, but the potential uses of these tools for numerous vegetable crops can be confusing. This describes some of these tools and their advantages and disadvantages.

 

Flex-tine harrows

Flex-tine harrows are…

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Added by Paul Smith on April 3, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Leading Technology Will Increase Your Yield and Decrease Your Labor Costs

Transplanting has long been re­served for leafy crops, tomatoes, and bare root onions. Automated planting technology now provides a cost ef­fective way to transplant produce from plugs grown in greenhouses for up to 30 percent increased yields and up to 50 percent lower labor costs.

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Added by Paul Smith on April 3, 2013 at 2:31pm — No Comments

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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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