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December 2014 Blog Posts (10)

Farm clients thanked for supporting OVC teaching programs

A recent Appreciation Day for OVC Ruminant Field Services (OVC-RFS) clients not only offered research updates they can put to use on their farms, it was an opportunity to thank clients for their support of OVC’s teaching programs.

“We want to thank you for your patients and your patience,” said Dr. Todd Duffield, OVC professor and one of the faculty veterinarians with the OVC-RFS, as he welcomed clients to the day.

Student veterinarians gain valuable experience working with the…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on December 22, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Maps: Frequency of in-field corn and soybeans over SW Ontario (2011-14)

Frequency of in-field corn and soybeans over SW Ontario (2011-14). Derived from crop maps by @LeanderCampbell …

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Added by OntAG Admin on December 22, 2014 at 10:37am — No Comments

Maps: Distribution of Soybeans Vs Corn in Southern Ontario. 2013 vs 2014

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Added by OntAG Admin on December 16, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Video: Advancing Women Conference Is A Terrific Event for Women In Agriculture

Iris Meck, provides information on the exciting programs included in the Advancing Women conferences that will be held in Calgary in Toronto in 2015. For more information visit http://www.advancingwomenconference.ca…

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Added by OntAG Admin on December 15, 2014 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Daynard: Critique of the Ontario Government Document on Bee Health and Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Critique of “A Proposal for Enhancing Pollinator Health and Reducing the Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides in Ontario” – Discussion Paper by the Government of Ontario

by Terry Daynard @terrydaynard, originally posted on www.tdaynard.com

On November…

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Added by OntAG Admin on December 14, 2014 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Are you prepared for tragic transition?

Over the past several weeks we have posted three videos featuring interviews that were filmed in the spring 2014 with Wayne Skrypnyk, the founder of Skrypnyk Group. We have shared these videos in order to highlight some important areas that businesses should address in order to achieve high performance.

One key area is that of preparing for transition. In July of 2014, Wayne passed away suddenly. Wayne was a true leader, an inspirational presence and a friend. People such as Wayne are…

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Added by Kevin Butler on December 10, 2014 at 4:07pm — No Comments

OVC professor receives Canadian Animal Health Coalition’s Carl Block Award

An OVC professor and researcher with a distinguished career in animal health and welfare education, small animal ruminant industries and food-animal agriculture, is this year’s recipient of the Canadian Animal Health Coalition (CAHC) Carl Block Award.

Dr. Paula Menzies was presented the award at the…

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Added by Ontario Veterinary College on December 5, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Chris Koch featured on the Oprah Network is coming to Ontario!

Chris Koch, from ifican.ca, is coming to Ontario in December. For those of you that don't know Chris, he was featured on Oprah's network. You can view his video here.

Chris was born and raised in the small farming and ranching community of Nanton, Alberta.  When he's not out in the…

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Added by Genevieve Cavanagh on December 2, 2014 at 1:36pm — 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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