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Learn From The Cash Crop Farmers – Yield Monitors are a High Return on Investment for Veggies

Carrot/Onion/Potato and Sugar Beet growers can learn from their cash crop growing neighbours and gain the knowledge they have been seeing for years.

Yield monitors have long been only available for conventional cash crop growers, until now.  Innovative technology from Northern Equipment Solutions supplier Greentronics, now allows veggie growers to monitor/map and obtain vital yield data.

Growers can now visualize and gain the knowledge about problem areas, and about high…

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Posted on July 2, 2013 at 11:11pm

Weed Control Solutions Explained - Advantages & Dis-Advantages

The recent trend toward restricting herbicide use has produced interest in alternative and integrated weed control strategies that include cultivation. As a result, newly developed implements are now available to vegetable growers from Northern Equipment Solutions, but the potential uses of these tools for numerous vegetable crops can be confusing. This describes some of these tools and their advantages and disadvantages.

 

Flex-tine harrows

Flex-tine harrows are…

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Posted on April 3, 2013 at 9:30pm

Leading Technology Will Increase Your Yield and Decrease Your Labor Costs

Transplanting has long been re­served for leafy crops, tomatoes, and bare root onions. Automated planting technology now provides a cost ef­fective way to transplant produce from plugs grown in greenhouses for up to 30 percent increased yields and up to 50 percent lower labor costs.

 

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Posted on April 3, 2013 at 2:31pm

What are the benefits of a automatic sprayer boom height control system

With 4 major manufacturers the automatic sprayer boom height control system, can provide you with a more uniform/effective application of your inputs, increase your productivity and remove the stresses of spraying.  High quality systems are available from Greentronics, Norac, Trimble and Raven.  Information is available at www.northernequipment.ca regarding Greentronics Riteheight, Norac and Trimble boom height…

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Posted on February 6, 2013 at 7:48pm — 1 Comment

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At 10:46am on December 8, 2012, OntAG Admin said…

Thanks for posting the blogs Paul.

I have approved the first one and we will include it in the Farms.com Ontario email newsletter next week.

Joe Dales

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Tory Ag Critic Says They'll Help Farmers Hit By Market Uncertainty

The Federal Conservative's Agriculture Critic says they want to work with farmers to help them get through this difficult time of market uncertainty.

Premier Tech Wins a Job Creation Award in Quebec for the Third Year in a Row

It is with great pleasure that Premier Tech represented the Bas-Saint-Laurent region to the Prix Créateurs d'emplois du Québec 2019 Gala, where the company received an award in the "Champion" category for the third year in a row.

New resources help growers stay ahead of insecticide resistance

Growers can get ahead of insecticide resistance with the help of new resources on ManageResistanceNow.ca. The website, which compiles the most up-to-date knowledge on pesticide resistance in Canadian agriculture, now includes best practices for managing insecticide resistance.

Rough 2019 Harvest Expected in Michigan

Sharing much the same weather, Ontario producers will be interested to know their Michigan counterparts are staring down the barrel of one of their worst cropping seasons in recent memory.

Prof Honoured for Decades of Asparagus Development

Prof. David Wolyn, Department of Plant Agriculture, is the University of Guelph’s Innovation of the Year award winner for 2019.

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