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June 2010 Blog Posts (4)

AALP Class 13 North American Study Tour

The North American Study Tour component of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program (AALP) is an integral part of the program curriculum. This and the International Study Tour provide opportunities for AALP class members to meet and dialogue with community, organization and business…

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Added by AALP on June 29, 2010 at 11:12am — 1 Comment

B2Cattle Company: How They Handled The Tough Times And Built A Stronger Business. Watch the AgVision Show.

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Added by Kevin Stewart on June 15, 2010 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Agritourism is alive and well in Ontario and ready to kick-off a new season

Harvest Ontario, the source for local foods, wines, fairs, honey and more is celebrating 10 years of success with its 2010 edition. Available free at Home Hardware, Home Building Centre and Home Furniture locations across Ontario, this handy guide is the largest, most comprehensive directory in Ontario for finding local foods and local products at the source as well as local agritourism destinations.



“We are proud of our accomplishments over 10 years in helping consumers discover all… Continue

Added by Steve Watt on June 11, 2010 at 12:13pm — 1 Comment

AALP Class 13 North American Study Tour - June 5/6, 2010



In exactly one month Class 13 of the Advanced Agricultural Leadership Program will be loading a bus and embarking on their North American Study Tour – July 5 – 15, 2010. As with all AALP seminars and study tours, a central theme and…

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Added by AALP on June 6, 2010 at 9:30am — 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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