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"Lots of farmers are using the new Farms.com websites for Classified Ads and Used Far…"

OntAG Admin replied Feb 21, 2016 to Lots of farm items for sale!

2 Feb 21, 2016
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"For next spring and summer?"

OntAG Admin replied Oct 29, 2015 to Agricultural Drones (UAV)

1 Oct 29, 2015
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"Adoption of Precision Agriculture technology and practices continues to increase in…"

OntAG Admin replied Jul 10, 2015 to GPS area measurement and guidance. Precision farming in Canada.

1 Jul 10, 2015
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"Here is the Information provided by the group of agriculture associations including…"

OntAG Admin replied Feb 2, 2015 to Ontario BeeKeepers' Association Responds To Misleading Media Campaign - Neonics.

2 Feb 7, 2015
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"Article in today's Financial Post: Bees, bans and bungling: How an anti-pesticide ca…"

OntAG Admin replied Nov 7, 2014 to Interesting video on Colony Collapse Disorder on decreasing bee populations. What do you think can further explain this complex bee problem?

4 Dec 12, 2014
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"The government is investing $713,000 to Martin’s Family Fruit Farm to adapt their pr…"

OntAG Admin replied Nov 2, 2014 to Wynne Makes Pitch in China to Alibaba to Sell Ontario Agri-Food Products. Is there anything Ontario farmers or the ag industry can do to help?

1 Nov 2, 2014
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"National Geographic Article: Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Includ…"

OntAG Admin replied Oct 18, 2014 to Interesting video on Colony Collapse Disorder on decreasing bee populations. What do you think can further explain this complex bee problem?

4 Dec 12, 2014
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"Great article in the Guelph Mercury today by Terry Daynard:  Neonic ban not support…"

OntAG Admin replied Oct 16, 2014 to Interesting video on Colony Collapse Disorder on decreasing bee populations. What do you think can further explain this complex bee problem?

4 Dec 12, 2014
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"Responses on Twitter: EricKaiser46:33am via Twitter for iPhone @OntAg 30% clay is N…"

OntAG Admin replied Aug 12, 2014 to Heavy Clay Soil.

6 Aug 13, 2014
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"How much clay do you need for the cricket pitch? Truckloads?"

OntAG Admin replied Aug 11, 2014 to Heavy Clay Soil.

6 Aug 13, 2014
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Saskatchewan Crop Conditions Up from a Year Ago

The first Saskatchewan crop condition ratings for the 2024 growing season are mostly up from a year ago, although the scope of improvement is variable. The weekly provincial crop report on Thursday pegged this year’s spring wheat crop at 87% good to excellent as of Monday, up a relatively modest 6 points from a year earlier, while the oat and barley ratings were 2 and 5 points higher, respectively, at 87% good to excellent for both. At 78% good to excellent, the condition of the canola crop was just a single point above a year ago. On the other hand, the condition of the durum crop was rated 93% good to excellent as of Monday, an increase of 21 points from a year ago, while the lentil crop was 15 points better at 90% and the chickpea crop a major 31 points higher at 95%. Gains for other crops fell somewhere in between. At 91% good to excellent, the condition of the flax crop was up 8 points on the year, with mustard up 14 points to 88%, and peas up 9 points to 91%. The canary cro

New Grading Changes Coming for the 2024-25 Crop Year

The Canadian Grain Commission has announced new grading changes for the upcoming 2024-25 crop year that it says will better meet the needs of the grain sector in Canada and grain buyers around the world. Among the changes are new variety designation lists for food barley, and updates to the assessment of seed coat discolouration in soybeans. According to a CGC release, food barley varieties are unique and different from malting or feed barley varieties due to the distinct quality features desired for food, such as high beta-glucans. And to ensure Canadian producers and the agriculture sector can realize the benefits of developing and growing these varieties, the CGC is creating variety designation lists for Barley, Canada Eastern Food, which will take effect on July 1, 2024, and Barley, Canada Western Food, which will take effect on Aug. 1, 2024. Meanwhile, as part of the CGC grain grading modernization project, the official Grain Grading Guide will be updated to clarify the asse

Alberta Seeding Complete; Crop Emergence on Track with Average

The final push was delayed by rain in some parts of the province last week, but Alberta seeding is virtually now complete.  Friday’s crop showed the planting of Alberta major crops (spring wheat, oats, barley, canola, and peas) at 99.6% complete as of Tuesday, up a few points from a week earlier and in line with the five- and 10-year averages of 99.4% and 98.7%.  The report said final seeding efforts in the Central, North East, and North West regions were slowed by rain that was accompanied by persistent strong winds that led to an overall reduction in surface soil moisture in all areas but the Peace Region.   Regardless, crop growth is off to a good start, with the South Region in need of timely rains while the rest of the province needs warmer temperatures, the report said.  The emergence of major crops across the province is reported at 86%, which matches both the 5- and 10-year averages. Regionally, emergence of major crops is behind the historical average in the South and Nort

Automation, robotics helping farmers strengthen food security

B.C. farmers are accessing new technology through federal and provincial government funding to grow their businesses and increase production to help strengthen food security in the province.

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