Ontario Agriculture

The network for agriculture in Ontario, Canada

Farm Solar Energy Group

Information

Farm Solar Energy Group

This group is set up for people interested or involved in agriculture and the Ontario Solar Energy industry. Share ideas, knowledge and other valuable information.

Website: http://www.farmenergyonline.com
Members: 8
Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2012

Discussion Forum

Hay Solar?

Anyone working with HaySolar for your barn/solar panel MicroFit?We have some questions, and wouldn't mind talking with them, but their website doesn't produce any feedback.Anyone have good news with…Continue

Started by Cindy Filmore May 12, 2011.

trackers

I have 3 trackers installed and on line at this time. One is a Deger 9.8 kw with central inverters and two are MV solar trackers with micro inverters with  11.9 kw arrays. I have approval for one…Continue

Started by Robert Wood Jan 23, 2011.

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of Farm Solar Energy Group to add comments!

Comment by OntAG Admin on July 17, 2011 at 3:18pm

Brennan Woods from SunCarrier discusses the opportunities for farmers in Ontario.

 


Comment by OntAG Admin on February 3, 2011 at 11:13am
Ted Cowan, Researcher for the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) discusses Solar Panels and the MicroFIT Program
Comment by OntAG Admin on September 18, 2010 at 1:12pm
 

Members (8)

 
 
 

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