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Vegetable Greenhouses NEED new, young growers--but where are all the jobs?

Statistics Canada shows that most of the horticulture/greenhouse management is reaching retirement age, and that almost all of these manage…

Started by Jamie Boland

4 Dec 7, 2011
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Congratulations Joel Jarvis! Ontario farmer breaks World Record for largest squash.

At 674.3 kg or 1,486.6 pounds, Joel Jarvis' squash beats the old record of 560 kg or 1,234 pounds as confirmed by Guinness World Records…

Started by AgOntario

0 Oct 17, 2011

Ontariofresh.ca - a New Website for Growers/Farmers, Distributors & Related Groups - Register Now!

Ontariofresh.ca Offers Economic Value For Agriculture Business - New Website Coming: Focus on Business of Local Food Helps Meet Demand-   T…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 May 24, 2011

New Farmers Market Opening in Stratford. Do you visit farmers markets?

News Release, STRATFORD - Slow Food Perth County is starting a Sunday Farmers Market beginning June 6th. All farmers employing good, clea…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 May 16, 2010

Vineland Research: To deliver commercialization opportunities to the horticulture sector: Any Ideas for them?

GOVERNMENTS PARTNER TO BUILD NEW MARKETS FOR HORTICULTURE PRODUCERS This Agriculture Canada news release came in and wondered what everyone…

Started by Joe Dales

0 Oct 19, 2009

"Agriculture: The Forgotten Industry?"

View "Agriculture: The Forgotten Industry?" - Parts 1 to 5 on PublicVoice.tv http://www.publicvoice.tv/profiles/blogs/jamie-reaume-agricul

Started by AgOntario

0 Oct 15, 2009

"Marsh Madness"

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/marsh-madness/article1319792/ This is a really, really good article about the Holland Marsh ex…

Started by Avia Eek

0 Oct 10, 2009

Wet Weather in Holland Marsh

Well, usually I am a very up-beat, optimistic person. Today, not so much! This year has been really challenging. Worrying about white rot i…

Started by Avia Eek

4 Oct 10, 2009
Reply by Avia Eek

Longer Season Strawberries

Here's a look at some research at the University of Guelph - to get strawberries growing more than a few weeks in June... http://www.eHarv

Started by Andrew Campbell

0 Oct 5, 2009

Low crop prices in the Fall

Onion and carrots prices have been reasonably decent this year. Last year, not so good we were getting paid what my husband's parents did i…

Started by Avia Eek

4 Oct 1, 2009
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New Sollio Agriculture sign erected at the Talbotville grain elevator

A new Sollio Agriculture sign has just been erected at the Talbotville grain elevator, located at 39109 Talbot Line, St. Thomas, Ontario. This change marks the final step in Sollio Agriculture’s acquisition of Cargill’s crop inputs and grain handling facilities in Ontario, which was announced in March 2018. The sale included 13 crop inputs and grain handling facilities as well as Cargill’s 50 percent stake in South West Ag Partners, a joint venture that operates grain and crop inputs facilities in Ontario and the Talbotville grain elevator.

Soybean Management

The spring of 2019 was unprecedented in Ontario. Cool temperatures and constant rainfall delayed planting of much of the crop. Most soybeans were planted in June and for some growers it was July. There are often pockets of the province that can’t plant due to wet soil conditions, but we have not experienced such a wide geography struggling to plant before. How will this late planting impact soybeans? The good news is that soybeans are amazingly resilient and can adapt to the growing season due to the photoperiod effect. When days begin to shorten in the fall soybean plants will naturally speed up maturity, so they can finish normally before a killing frost. Typically, a one-month delay in planting results in only a 10-day delay at harvest. However, this ability to compensate comes at a price. Soybeans planted during the first week of May typically spend about 60 days in the reproductive phase of development (R1-R6). This is when the majority of yield is made. Beans planted during the f

Pest Watch – Potato Leafhoppers, Thrips and Spider Mites

What a year! Goes from too wet to too dry. With young crops and little canopy yet, a few pests could become a problem quickly. Especially if hot dry conditions continue to stress the crop further. Scout fields frequently for these three pests; Potato leafhoppers, thrips and spider mites.

Mt. Forest Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting – July 2nd, 2019

As always, if changes or clarifications to these minutes are required please contact Ian McDonald. This meeting concludes the spring series for Mt. Forest Ag Breakfasts. Thanks to all who participated in the various discussion and to those who read and commented on the meeting minutes. The group discussed possibly meeting in early August to get a handle on how the rest of the season will roll out and additionally will plan to meet in early December as a season wrap up.

Excellence in Agriculture Celebrated in Guelph

Local Honourable Mention Recipient Recognized Ontario is recognizing the work of local innovators whose ideas and passion are helping grow and strengthen the province's agri-food sector. Ernie Hardeman, Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, recognized Ontario Farmland Trust as an Excellence in Agriculture, Honourable Mention Award recipient, for developing a trust agreement that places non-agricultural development restrictions on certain pieces of land, permanently protecting farmland.

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