Ontario Agriculture

The network for agriculture in Ontario, Canada

OntAG Admin's Groups (9)

  • Women in Agriculture

    33 members Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2014 A forum for women running and working on the farm

  • Dairy Farmers

    13 members Latest Activity: Jun 15, 2013 This is a group for dairy farmers to discuss industry topics and issues or to share interesting stories.

  • Ontario Sheep Producers Group

    13 members Latest Activity: May 5, 2012 Ontag has set this group area up for Sheep Producers and industry stakeholders to share information and ideas.

  • Pork Producers and Industry

    22 members Latest Activity: Jun 30, 2015 A chance to share information and discuss ideas on how to make the Ontario pork industry sustainable. ***Opinions expressed in this forum are…

  • Equine Community for Ontario

    12 members Latest Activity: Dec 7, 2012

    Horse lovers are invited to join and share and connect with the equine community in Ontario

  • Farm Solar Energy Group

    8 members Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2012 This group is set up for people interested or involved in agriculture and the Ontario Solar Energy industry. Share ideas, knowledge and other…

  • Young Farmers In Ontario

    55 members Latest Activity: Jun 3, 2013 This group has been set up for young and beginning farmers to discuss the challenges and issues associated with running a farming operation.

  • Horticulture Online Community

    15 members Latest Activity: Nov 28, 2012 This group is being set up for fruit and vegetable growers and stakeholders to discuss issues and share information.

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Sulphur Fertilizer Trial in Dry Edible Beans

Sulphur is an important nutrient in field crops. It is part of the chlorophyll in leaves, two essential amino acids, and rhizobia bacteria need it for nitrogen fixation. Sulphur is mostly stored in soil organic matter (OM), and it is mineralized each summer as OM breaks down. Sulphur will leach from the soil and volatilize into the air if crops don’t take it up, which makes soil testing difficult. Sulphur acts a lot like nitrate nitrogen, which has its own soil testing story! Our crops used to get a regular dose of sulphur from air pollution and acid rain, with manure being a good secondary source. Southern Ontario was always a hot spot for air pollution, but levels have dropped dramatically since 1990. This has reduced yearly sulphur deposition by 70% or more. At the same time our crop yields have increased, exporting additional S from the soil.

New ag mental health program in Ont.

Producers can benefit from a new mental health pilot project in Lennox and Addington County.

Temporary Field Storage of Manure In Winter

The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, “Where is the best location to temporarily store the manure?”

The Government of Canada Invests in Fishing and Recreational Harbours in southern Ontario

Communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. With approximately 44,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and work with municipalities and other stakeholders to enhance local communities.

Government of Canada invests over $50 million to help the agricultural sector address emerging challenges and opportunities

Canada's agriculture and agri-food system contributes over $114 billion to our gross domestic product, and provides safe, nutritious and sustainable food for the world, while creating well-paying jobs for our middle class. The sector is working hard to find innovative approaches to respond to growing domestic and global demand while addressing emerging challenges and maintaining its environmental sustainability.

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