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Scouting And Managing Tough Weeds: Canada Fleabane.

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Aug 14, 2016

Chicken Manure additive for Sunflower crop

We are relatively new to farming.  Soil testing says we need phosphorus and potassium for sunflower crop. We found a source for chicken man…

Started by Brad Daily

0 Jul 10, 2015

Help answer survey questions on Neonicotinoid's for a class project for my Agribusiness program at Olds College

Hello everyone, I'm doing a class project for my Innovation class at Olds College in the Agribusiness program. I am from Ontario and I know…

Started by Shaylin Ferguson

0 Nov 25, 2014

ATTN Farmers! Let's see your #YieldSelfie - A photo of you, a sign with bu/a, crop type and location, you pick the background

Tweet out or post on this chat thread a photo including: You a sign/card to show your bu/a, crop type and location you pick the background…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Oct 8, 2014

Anyone running 20" row soybeans?

Anyone running 20" row soybeans?  It's our first year in 20"; curious about the different populations guys are running - Rick Willis, Maids…

Started by OntAG Admin

2 Oct 7, 2014
Reply by Terry W Hodgins

How were everyone's wheat yields and quality?

We finished wheat a couple of weeks ago. Yields were just not there this year, likely tough winter and wet, cool spring. Looks like we had…

Started by Roadrunner

0 Aug 10, 2014

UPOV 91, Do you think the new seed rules will help improve profitability of wheat?

Steve Denys shares the point of view from the Seed industry on why the new act will help increase research and breeding in crops such as wh…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Feb 2, 2014

High Corn Yield Tips From Winners at Ontario Corn Yield Challenge Event.

The Farms.com team had a lot of fun talking to some of the winning farmers about how they were able to produce such high corn yields.   DuP…

Started by Joe Dales

3 Jan 21, 2014
Reply by Joe Dales

Corn Yields: How did the hybrids you grew this year perform? Were you satisfied? Post your yields here.

Thanks for visiting.  We wanted to provide a forum where corn yield results and agronomic feedback could be posted and shared.  Ideally peo…

Started by OntAG Admin

3 Nov 27, 2013
Reply by OntAG Admin

Video: OFA Research on BioMass Purpose Grown Crops. What would it take to get you to grow some new crop type?

What questions do you have before you would investigate some of these alternative crop opportunities?The revenue and cost of production bus…

Started by Joe Dales

0 Nov 22, 2013

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Food terminal op-ed from Minister Ernie Hardeman

The Ontario Food Terminal is one of the top wholesale produce markets in North America. Its success is a credit to the people who work there and do a great job, often with limited resources. The Food Terminal is a key part of our agri-food sector, which is an economic driver for the province. Our recent provincial budget clarified the importance of the Food Terminal’s success going forward - not just next year, but for the next 50 years. I want the terminal to be not just the best in the country, but the best in the world.

Processing vegetable growers dismayed at lack of consultation OPVG awaits release of proposed changes to regulated marketing system

Ontario’s processing vegetable growers are disappointed that a major announcement by the province concerning its intent to overhaul the regulated marketing system was made without any input from the grower community.

National Soil Conservation Week

Each year in April, National Soil Conservation Week is celebrated to bring special attention to the role of farmland soil for providing abundant food for consumers. Not to be taken for granted, this year April 21-27 is a reminder that the thin layer of topsoil covering farmers’ fields requires extensive knowledge and superior management skill to ensure our food capacity remains eminent for future generations.

OSCIA Celebrates National Soil Conservation Week

National Soil Conservation Week, championed by the Soil Conservation Council of Canada (SCCC), is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of healthy soil resources to OSCIA members, participants in OSCIA-administered programs, and all Ontarians. “Promotion of soil health and conservation is at the forefront of OSCIA’s applied research priorities, our partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), our recognition of Soil Champions, and our administration of cost-share programs supporting soil health-enhancing best management practices,” says Andrew Graham, Executive Director at OSCIA.

Timing Spring Turn-out

Spring is in the air, and livestock and farmers alike are eager to start the grazing season. Timing that delightful move is critical, as spring grazing management sets up both yield potential of the pasture and the amount of gain achievable for young stock.

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