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August 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Plant Nutrient Deficiency Chart

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Added by OntAG Admin on August 29, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Here are the Canadian guidelines for operating a UAV via @Transport_gc. Thanks to @AndrewMDavidson

Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV)

http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/standards/general-recavi-brochures-uav-2270.htm?WT.mc_id=ba3be

Personal Aviation, Special Flight Operations & Launch Safety…

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Added by OntAG Admin on August 21, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

BioAmber Plant in Sarnia - CBC Video Explains The Product and the Process

THE EXCHANGE WITH AMANDA LANG -BioAmber's natural chemistry

Interview with Mike Hartmann, Executive Vice President of BioAmber

BioAmber has developed an environmentally friendly way using corn (replacing petroleum with sugar) to make a common chemical (succinic acid) used in a wide range of products - from plastics and polymers to cosmetics and de-icing solutions. Hartman explains the product, process and why they chose Sarnia for their first plant.

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Added by OntAG Admin on August 20, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Farms.com Corn Report: Late Season Corn Disease Scouting Tips.

Added by OntAG Admin on August 15, 2014 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Schedule of Upcoming Local Plowing Matches in Ontario

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 DATE   Location
Algoma (St. Joseph)
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Added by OntAG Admin on August 14, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Unique scholarship program brings science and business together

The connection between science and business is an important one and one that’s gaining credence through the Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP) Graduate Scholarship program.

Funded under the OMAFRA-U of G Partnership, HQP scholarships are awarded to support future generations of researchers, policy-makers and innovators in agri-food. Students gain a better understanding of business models and business management while completing research in their area of study. 

The program also…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on August 5, 2014 at 11:58am — 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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