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Photos from 2017 Northumberland Beef Farmers BBQ in Dartford, Ont, 06 July

Hey readers and beef farming enthusiasts, here are photos from annual Northumberland Beef Farmers BBQ which was held this year on Ryan Camp…

Started by Robert Campbell

1 May 30, 2018
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Seeking permission to hunt private land

  Hi, my brother and I (both mature hunters) grew up in Northern Ontario and relocated to Toronto for employment. We are looking for permis…

Started by Matt D

0 Sep 18, 2012

Video from the Ayr 2011 Vintage Tractors and Farm Machinery Show

Started by AgOntario

0 May 23, 2011

Check out the Liberal government’s “Rural Canada Matters” strategy

“A Liberal government will be there for flexible, bankable farm programs built from the ‘farm up, not Ottawa down,’” Mr. Ignatieff said at…

Started by Sandra Dales

1 Apr 6, 2011
Reply by OntAG Admin

Simcoe County Couple Wins 2011 Environmental Stewardship Award

The Ontario Cattlemen's Association (OCA) is pleased to announce that John and Rosemary Dunsmore of Shanty Bay are the winners…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Feb 23, 2011

Litwin Farms of Highgate.- Conservation Farm of the Year...

LITWIN FARMS OF HIGHGATE-C-K CONSERVATION FARM OF THE YEAR 02/16/11 l- r Dave Emery( 2nd Vice-President, Kent Soil and Crop Improvement A…

Started by OntAG Admin

0 Feb 22, 2011

OFA's Ted Cowan: "Farmers can take part in MicroFIT Program to supply power and earn extra income."

Ted Cowan, Research for the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) discusses solar panels and the microFIT program:

Started by OntAG Admin

2 Feb 9, 2011
Reply by Joann

Great Harvest 2010 Video - Keep sending us links or subscribing and we will post them up

"Welcome to the Farm" The Brekveld Corn Harvest 2010  

Started by OntAG Admin

6 Nov 13, 2010
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In LF Press: Health and safety program initiated four years ago by the Ontario government is ‘pathetic'

In today's London Free Press Farm inspections fall exceedingly short Health and safety program initiated four years ago by the Ontario gove…

Started by AgOntario

1 Oct 9, 2010
Reply by Bristow

Ontario boy, 3, survives tractor accident and is recovering in hospital...

A 3-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after his father accidentally ran him over with a tractor.Chatham–Kent police said officers were…

Started by AgOntario

0 Jul 30, 2010

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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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