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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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Supporting community economic development and growth in Sudbury area First Nation

Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario — FedNor - The residents and businesses of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek are one step closer to accessing new growth and job opportunities thanks to a Government of Canada investment of $220,643. The FedNor funding will enable the community to complete design and engineering plans for a proposed light industrial/commercial park to be located on reserve land, 19 kilometres west of downtown Sudbury on the shores of Lake Panache.

Maximus will be able to increase its productivity by automating its production

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) -- 4458664 Canada Inc., operating under the Maximus trademark, is an innovative company in the agricultural technology sector. To ensure its growth, it will receive a repayable contribution of $125,000 from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. With this financial assistance, the company will be able to complete a project that will improve its competitiveness by acquiring leading-edge technologies to support its growth in local and international markets.

OPC Press Release

The Ontario Pork Congress (OPC) is excited to host the 46th annual trade show on June 19th and 20th, 2019 at the Stratford Rotary Complex. We want to acknowledge the concern that has been raised with regards to African Swine Fever, and what this means for the OPC event in Ontario. After consultation with veterinarians and industry professionals, the OPC committee has decided to continue with plans to host the show in 2019.

Listening and Learning to Support Agri-food Businesses

Ontario's government is working for farmers and agri-businesses to reduce unnecessary red tape, cut costs and help businesses grow, so they can succeed and create good jobs now and in the future.

Ontario to Provide Estate Tax Relief for Families

Proposed changes would reduce burdens on grieving loved ones. Ontario's Government for the People is proposing to provide tax relief to families when they need it most by reducing and simplifying the Estate Administration Tax.

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