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OntAg Rules/Guidelines

OntAg Community Rules and Term See Farms.com Terms of Use The OntAg.farms.com site is built around an online community setting.

The chat forums, community tools and member participation is what makes Ontag.farms.com unique. It is here that you can ask questions, connect with other producers across Ontario, and get assistance in finding timely and credible answers to your farm and agri-food problems. We would like to keep this site directed to the Agriculture and Agri Food sector...if you have other personal non relevant content...we suggest going to Facebook or another site where you can post that personal material.

We encourage reading and/or contributing to the many discussions taking place. It is extremely important to OntAg.farms.com that we respect the privacy and the opinions of our members. By offering you the ability to post information, ideas and opinions using aliases we create an opportunity to participate without fear of personal attack or prosecution.

To ensure you and the other OntAg.farms.com members get the most out of community we have a few rules and guidelines for you to follow.

OntAg Participation Guidelines

Following these simple and easy guidelines will help keep the discussion/debate interesting and worthwhile for all OntAg.farms.com members.

1. Check the Chat Forum Threads before posting a question; just to ensure you're not asking a question someone else already has posted.

2. Keep your questions and comments related to the subject. Start a new chat thread if you want to talk about something else.

3. Participate! Don't be shy, answer or comment on a posting that interests you.

4. Do not dominate a conversation. Allow others the ability to express their views and opinions.

5. Revisit ontag.farms.com frequently to keep up with the newest postings.

Non-Acceptable Postings, Photos, Videos or Content -The following types of postings will NOT be tolerated on the OntAg.farms.com site:

6. Remarks that personally attack, threaten any OntAg.farms.com participant, including members and moderators. Please no negative personal comments...let's talk about things and ideas.

7. Remarks that are slanderous or defaming in any form. If you see any posting that are defaming, please let us know and we will remove immediately.

8. Remarks that use profanity or an innappropriate language or images.

9. There will be no sexually suggestive or inappropriate materials, words, photos, videos etc allowed on this site.

Moderating and Censorship

The operators of Ontag.farms.com will not act as a content censorship group. Therefore, we ask you to use your own good judgment when posting in the forums on whether your message creates an environment that encourages learning and strong debate. OntAg.farms.com is for all to share, learn and grow, it is unlikely that we all will agree on everything all of the time but let's build a positive, respectful community.

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

Monitoring Canola for Cabbage Seedpod Weevil and Tarnished Plant Bug

Cabbage seedpod weevil (CSW) are being found in spring canola, particularly in earlier planted fields that are beginning to flower. CSW may begin to appear just prior to bolting and can primarily be found on flower buds until pods begin to form.

Ontario Field Crop Report, June 21, 2018: Sulphur response in Ontario’s field crops

Sulphur (S) had been a neglected nutrient in Ontario for many years. For decades, in much of Ontario, sulphur came in significant quantities from the sky – deposited from emissions from industrial activity. Even before that, impurities in fertilizers and more widespread application of manure helped ensure a regular addition of sulphur to our soils.

Simcoe Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting Minutes – June 20, 2018

High winds, hail and pounding rain in some of the area over the past week has added frustration to an already difficult spring seeding season. A category F2 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 180 km/hr along with significant hail cut a path about 30 km and up to ½ km wide from the Norwich to Fisherville area. Thunderstorms (and hail) Wednesday June 13 and Monday June 18 brought “the million dollar rain” for many producers with anywhere from 0 to 90 mm of precipitation. Pounding rains caused significant soil erosion and crusting in some newly planted fields. Soil health and infiltration capacity differences between neighbouring fields was evident in surface runoff. Conditions remain dry in much of the region and additional “gentle” rainfalls would be welcomed.

Ridgetown Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting – June 19, 2018

This is the final meeting for spring 2018. A fall meeting was discussed: stay tuned. Most areas in Southwestern Ontario received some rain yesterday (Monday). Amounts varied widely, 2-80 mm, most areas receiving 10-20 mm. For most growers it was a critical boost, although not really enough. Parts of Niagara are the exception, and they got hammered again.

The 3rd Annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day in Oxford County

The 3rd Annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day in Oxford County was held on June 12, at AJ Baker Public School in Kintore. Progressive Agriculture Safety Days (PAF), founded in 1995, are held annually across North America, coordinated by local communities looking to bring attention to agricultural safety among rural youth.

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