Tuesday, January 6th & Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
We are currently wworking at completing our Speaker and Session listings and will post to website when confirmed
Registration will open November 3, 2014 and will close December 22, 2014. Please remember that there will be NO DOOR registration at the 2015 Conference, so register early to avoid disappointment. Register by mail, phone, fax or use our 24 hour - Online registration all opening November 3, 2014
Watch the November 18th issue of the Ontario Farmer for your copy of the 2015 Southwest Conference Brochure or watch the website for the session brochure.
Canopy Growth Corp. has acquired AgriNextUSA, in a move to boost its hemp business in the United States. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available. Canopy says AgriNextUSA chief executive Geoff Whaling will join Canopy Growth USA as a strategic adviser. It says Whaling is considered a hemp pioneer and a leading advocate for the sector in the United States.
The nitrogen (N) fertility algorithm proposed at the recent Eastern Ontario Crop Conference by Dr. Dave Hooker, University of Guelph- Ridgetown Campus, was “80% of the recommended N applied pre-plant, then 1 lb/ac of additional N for each millimetre (mm) of rain from the V7 to VT corn growth stage.”
Last weekend CFFO staff attended the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters’ Conference on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) to learn from the scientists about the potential threat of CWD entering Ontario. CWD, is a neurodegenerative disease that affects members of the deer family, including white-tailed deer, moose, elk, caribou, and mule deer, among others.
A number of growers cleaned corn this fall in efforts to reduce DON. Whether it is on the combine or at the bins, the general message is to remove as much fines or cob as possible as these harbour the highest levels of DON. Cleaning reports were variable however; some reported good luck in reducing DON, while others reported little or no change.