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"My yield 72 bu/ac (just below avg). Hail damage very evident. Neighbours around 70 b…"

Wayne Black replied Aug 4, 2010 to Ontario Wheat Yields

9 Sep 3, 2010
Reply by OntAG Admin

"I guess the way I look at it, when on July 7, 2010 at about 11 AM Ontario Energy cos…"

Wayne Black replied Jul 8, 2010 to solar panels

6 Jul 9, 2010
Reply by Roadrunner

"Thanks for posting the update Sandra! I still say the person videoing the whole thin…"

Wayne Black 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 mainly for individuals who bought and installed on their own. Farmers who ha…"

Wayne Black replied Jul 6, 2010 to Solar Prices Drop -- Blood Pressure Rises

15 Jul 21, 2010
Reply by Joe Dales

"Comments!! - Check out http://microfit.powerauthority.on.ca for July 6 & 8 Sessi…"

Wayne Black replied Jul 5, 2010 to Solar Prices Drop -- Blood Pressure Rises

15 Jul 21, 2010
Reply by Joe Dales

"Price has not been set in stone yet. Comment period is open for 30 days (or less by…"

Wayne Black replied Jul 5, 2010 to Solar Prices Drop -- Blood Pressure Rises

15 Jul 21, 2010
Reply by Joe Dales

"Joe - Thanks for your support. With the Provincial Liberals pushing the Federal gove…"

Wayne Black replied Jun 17, 2010 to Political stick handling gone bad

5 Jun 20, 2010
Reply by Roadrunner

"If a person were to videotape a crime they would be charged as an accessory, similar…"

Wayne Black replied May 29, 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 an example of why many farmers are now asking to stop all surplus farmhouse…"

Wayne Black replied May 18, 2010 to Fight on over farm noise. How do you get along with your nonfarming neighbours?

3 May 23, 2010
Reply by Bristow

"Light frost up here in Northern Huron along the lake. Frost on some vehicles and roo…"

Wayne Black replied May 10, 2010 to Frost last night in London - any on your farm?

2 May 10, 2010
Reply by Emily Thompson

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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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