Time: July 14, 2011 all day
Location: Elora Research Station
Website or Map: http://www.uoguelph.ca/farmsm…
Event Type: expo
Organized By: U of G and more
Latest Activity: Jun 23, 2011
July 14th, 2011
Jointly organized by the University of Guelph, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), the Golden Horseshoe and Heartland Regional Soil and Crop Improvement Associations, 4-H Ontario, the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) and various agribusiness partners.
June 23, 2011
(ELORA) - Plans are gearing up for another exciting FarmSmart Expo, held Thurs. July 14, 2011, and offered as one of a series of three crop diagnostic days held across the province which bring together the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the University of Guelph crop agronomy teams.
At these diagnostic days the crop unit teams plan the sessions to challenge current thinking, train farmers to identify and solve problems, and raise awareness of new technology available in the agriculture industry. Strategically held across the province, similar events are held in Ridgetown and Winchester.
This year FarmSmart Expo diagnostic demonstrations include:
* Exploring Spring Canola Management – Dr. Hugh Earl, University of Guelph and Brian Hall, OMAFRA
Hugh and Brian will discuss the successes and failures in the ongoing University of Guelph research into production systems for spring canola. A challenging spring has stressed the abilities to make canola work. Explore the options that hold promise in terms of soil fertility (N, S, B), seeding rates and dates, variety testing, and foliar B applications.
* What’s “Bugging” Your Bins? – Helmut Spieser, OMAFRA
Tremendous expense, time and effort go into the production of grain crops. Grain storage insects continue to be an ongoing, if not increasing, problem that can thwart all the efforts put on crop production. Helmut will explore the numerous grain storage pests that like to set up house in your bins. Shipping grain that is infested with bugs will get your load rejected. Learn how to monitor for grain storage pests and identify and control the culprit.
* Avoiding Crop Injury with Pesticides – Mike Cowbrough, OMAFRA
A number of scenarios will be presented to illustrate high-risk practices that increase the risk of crop injury with pesticides. New herbicide programs will also be showcased.
* Exploring Post Planting Nitrogen Program Options for Corn - Greg Stewart, OMAFRA or John Lauzon, University of Guelph
2011 vividly demonstrated the impacts of backward weather on crop production in Ontario. This session will examine fertility strategies that can be applied after you have the crop in the ground. Scenarios include urea, protected N, UAN, broadcasts, streamer nozzles, application timings etc for efficacy, N losses and practicality.
* The Benefits of Starter Fertilizer Programs in Low Fertility Soils - Greg Stewart, OMAFRA or John Lauzon, University of Guelph
A low fertility site has been treated with base broadcast fertilizer applications of N, P and K separately and overlaid with various starter fertilizer programs, Huge differences in corn response have been observed and the options and reasons for response differences will be discussed.
* SMART Wheat: Putting it into Perspective – Peter Johnson, OMAFRA
Several years of intensively managed wheat production research has shown yield advantages. Peter will examine and discuss plots set up to demonstrate the effectiveness of management programs that integrate high N rates with growth regulators and fungicides.
* Do Starter Fertilizer Strategies in Soybeans Pay – Horst Bohner, OMAFRA
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