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December 2011 Blog Posts (15)

Baxter Black's Video Holiday Season Recipes: What Are You Serving?

Added by Joe Dales on December 30, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: 2012 Wish List for Agriculture

By Nathan Stevens

December 30, 2011

 

As 2011 comes to a close, we begin to look forward to 2012. For many of us, the beginning of a new year is taken as an opportunity to commit to new resolutions for the coming year, either ending bad habits or starting good ones. Or they develop a wish list for what they want to accomplish in the coming year.

 

I have some personal resolutions and wishes I want to pursue in the coming year. I…
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Added by CFFO Blog on December 30, 2011 at 8:49am — No Comments

Lilly Tamburic-Ilincic - Fusarium Headblight Resistant Wheat

University of Guelph Prof Lilly Tamburic-Ilincic is developing a Fusarium Headblight Resistant Winter Wheat at the UofG Ridgetown Campus. Tamburic-Ilincic hopes to help farmers gain an advantage by growing this new variety in Ontario. This will provide farmers with a price premium and reduce the costs of transportation to…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

John Cant - Selenium in Dairy Cattle

Prof John Cant and PhD student Scott Cieslar fed organic-selenium-enriched diets to 80 cows at the Elora Dairy Research Station, and took samples of their mammary tissue. Now, they are analyzing the mammary cells to see if the selenium affected their survival and anti-oxidant…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 22, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: Food Producers Need Proper Respect to Feed a Growing World Population

By Lorne Small…

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Added by CFFO Blog on December 19, 2011 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Farms.com Market School: Grain Price Hedging With Futures.

Added by OntAG Admin on December 15, 2011 at 10:19pm — No Comments

David Hooker - The SMART Initiative

The SMART Initiative is a projects run in part by Prof David Hooker and Horst Bohner. The Strategic Management Adding Revenue Today program aims to help farmers increase the yield and productivity of soybean and wheat…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 15, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Derek Haley - Two Stage Weaning in Beef Cattle

University of Guelph Professor Derek Haley explains his research into the use of nose flaps to wean beef cattle. The Use of the flap reduces the stress on calves and increases the health and welfare of the animal. This is the second video in a series of twelve created by SPARK for…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 8, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

The CFFO Commentary: No Guilt Advised for Farmers Who Succeed and Have Larger Operations

By John Clement

December 2, 2011

 

 

Pat Lynch is an unabashed supporter of farmers who work hard at their vocation and aren’t afraid to see their operations grow larger. A long-time fixture within Ontario agriculture, Lynch believes that farming is something that should be pursued with great passion and that those with farms of significant size shouldn’t feel guilty about their success.

 

Lynch isn’t without credentials for his opinions. He’s been awarded for the…

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Added by CFFO Blog on December 2, 2011 at 8:46am — No Comments

Video: Would You Drive Your Tractor and Combines Through Water This Deep?

Added by OntAG Admin on December 1, 2011 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Bonnie Mallard - High Immune Response Technology



University of Guelph Researcher Bonnie Mallard has developed a safe, natural and accurate test called High Immune Response for dairy cattle. The technology identifies animals with High Immune systems for breeding…

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Added by SPARK*Air on December 1, 2011 at 11:30am — 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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