Ontario Agriculture

The network for agriculture in Ontario, Canada

Sandra Dales's Discussions (27)

Discussions Replied To (10) Replies Latest Activity

"Features two farms from the Neustadt, Ontario area."

Sandra Dales replied May 17, 2012 to "To Make A Farm" interesting and well done documentary by filmmaker Steve Suderman - worth a watch for small farm new farmers

1 May 17, 2012
Reply by Sandra Dales

"Watching the LIVE Ontario Federation of Agriculture  convention video feed here toda…"

Sandra Dales replied Nov 21, 2011 to Bette Jean Crews announcement on not seeking re-election. Who will be the next OFA president?

6 Nov 21, 2011
Reply by Sandra Dales

"Interesting points John,   If anyone wants to watch it online...it is on the CBC.ca…"

Sandra Dales replied Jan 10, 2011 to Food Inc. on the CBC. Did anyone see it and what did you think?

10 Jan 13, 2011
Reply by Bristow

"An interesting end to this story - Gary Conklin will not be charged and the Conklin…"

Sandra Dales replied Jul 7, 2010 to Ohio Dairy Farm Animal Abuse Video Outrages the Ag Industry...find out more...what do you think?

9 Jul 7, 2010
Reply by Wayne Black

"This is entertaining! Canadian, Please..... "

Sandra Dales replied Jul 1, 2010 to Happy Canada Day - PM delivers his annual Canada Day message to Canadians

1 Jul 1, 2010
Reply by Sandra Dales

"Farmers getting early jump on planting - London Free Press May 4, 2010 14:23 Farmers…"

Sandra Dales replied May 5, 2010 to How much field work is going on?

8 May 5, 2010
Reply by Sandra Dales

"How Changing Interest Rates Will Affect Ag Video wiith analyst Philip Shaw (http://…"

Sandra Dales replied Mar 12, 2010 to Interest Rates

2 Mar 12, 2010
Reply by Sandra Dales

"Oliver Haan, district Board Director for the Ontario Pork Association speaks about t…"

Sandra Dales replied Feb 24, 2010 to Oliver Haan on the state of Ontario Pork producers

2 Mar 5, 2010
Reply by JoAnne Caughill

"The first day of the Outdoor Farm Show was terrific. Thanks for dropping by the Farm…"

Sandra Dales replied Sep 16, 2009 to Are you going to the Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock? Please Drop by the Farms.com Tent and Say Hello.

5 Sep 19, 2009
Reply by Joe Dales

"The OFVGA has a Buy Local Video. Click the link to watch the video and let everyone…"

Sandra Dales replied Aug 20, 2009 to Local Food Initiatives Receive Funding: A Good Idea?

1 Aug 20, 2009
Reply by Sandra Dales

RSS

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Ontario Asparagus Spearheads Spring Season

Spring has sprung, and so has Ontario's fresh local asparagus. Ontario asparagus farmers are working hard harvesting this year's crop for Ontarians to enjoy at their dinner tables.

Is It Time to Switch to Earlier Maturing Soybean Varieties?

The spring of 2019 has been unprecedented with excess rainfall and cool temperatures. This has significantly delayed soybean planting. When does it become necessary to switch to earlier maturing soybean varieties? There has been a trend in modern soybean production to plant early and to use long season varieties to achieve higher yields. This strategy has proven effective when soil conditions allow for early planting, but it’s also changed perceptions of what a “normal” planting date is for soybeans. When soybeans first gained popularity in Ontario over 50 years ago it was considered normal to wait until the May 24th weekend before seeding. This idea stemmed from the fact that soybeans cannot tolerate a killing frost once emerged. Soybeans are also a subtropical species and thrive under warm conditions. It was considered ideal to see soybeans twice in one week. First as seed in the planter, then as emerged seedlings within 7 days of planting. This will only happen under warm soil condi

Simcoe Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting Minutes – May 22, 2019

It was a small group in attendance at the Simcoe breakfast meeting this week. Some may have been busy with field work, but overall things are still moving slowly across the region and may not be moving at all on heavy soils that remain wet. Those in attendance reported that producers are optimistic planting will begin in a big way this coming weekend, or maybe into next week. While we are looking for more heat to move the winter wheat along and dry out fields for planting corn and soybeans, it is a good thing we do not see very high heat in the short-term forecast, which can bake the soil surface and trap moisture below on heavy ground.

Ontario Field Crop Report – Week of May 23rd, 2019

Weather patterns have been variable, leading to regional differences in progress on planting and crop growth. Soils continue to remain unfit for field operations in large parts of the province, especially in much of the southwest and parts of eastern Ontario (figure 1). A few pockets have had windows of opportunity to catch up on cultivation, fertilizer spreading, and planting.

Airblast Spraying in Poor Conditions

For many airblast operators, the spring of 2019 has been very difficult. The frequency and duration of rain events has left limited opportunity for orchard sprays. Even then, the periods between rains are transitions between warm and moist conditions and cold fronts, which makes wind gusty and changeable. These same periods leave wet alleys prone to rutting and compaction, and conditions that favour spraying may also favour pollinator activity.

© 2019   Created by Darren Marsland.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service