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"There is some pretty heavy clay around Milton area.  You might be able to work somet…"

Roadrunner replied Aug 13, 2014 to Heavy Clay Soil.

6 Aug 13, 2014
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"Hi Wayne, What did you come up with on this problem? Post a photo next time and we c…"

Roadrunner replied Aug 10, 2014 to International 990 Haybine

1 Aug 10, 2014
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"I don't know much about the commodity exchanges but I would hope with their importan…"

Roadrunner replied Aug 10, 2014 to Wash Trades

1 Aug 10, 2014
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"Great new reason to go to local farmers' markets. I will be buying some wine there n…"

Roadrunner replied Dec 16, 2013 to Ontario Wineries can now sell wine at local farmer's markets. What do you think?

5 Dec 17, 2013
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"Great video Joann, That is one crazy farmer."

Roadrunner replied Dec 15, 2013 to What does the farmer say...youtube

4 Feb 2, 2014
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"I don't understand how the nanotechnology would work. What kind of things would it d…"

Roadrunner replied Jul 13, 2013 to 3-D technology

8 Mar 24, 2016
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"Nice thoughts Joann. I agree with what has been written but also... I love farming…"

Roadrunner replied May 23, 2013 to I Love Farming Because...... Post your response here. Ag More Than Ever.

3 May 23, 2013
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"Hi Michael, What Mr Vyn is trying to do is actual research and data analysis over t…"

Roadrunner replied May 23, 2013 to Do Wind Farms Impact Ontario Farm Land Values?

2 May 23, 2013
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"I am happy with the run up on land prices, we own most of our farm. Prices will like…"

Roadrunner replied Apr 23, 2013 to FCC Video: Ontario Farmland Values Increased 11.9% in last six months. Will it continue to increase?

2 Apr 25, 2013
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"Great job.  Thanks for representing the University of Guelph so well on a big USA st…"

Roadrunner replied Apr 23, 2013 to Congrats to the University of Guelph NAMA Student Business Competition Team Who Won Second Place in Kansas City.

6 Apr 23, 2013
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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.

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