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Corn Ear Moulds - Identification

Gibberella Ear Rot

 

  • The most common and important ear mould in Ontario is Gibberella zeae which is the sexual reproductive stage of Fusarium graminearium
  • Infection often begins at the ear tip and moves down towards the ear base.
  • Although the fungus can produce a white-coloured mould which makes it difficult to tell apart from Fusarium Kernel Rot, the two can be distinguished easily when Gibberella produces its characteristic red or…
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Added by AgOntario on November 9, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Changing Face of Dairy Farming Rawdon View Farms, Ontario



David and Colin Lake farm at Rawdon View Farms. They are one of the few dairy farms left in the area. They are looking to the future not only to make their dairy operation as efficient as possible but also to see how they should adapt their business to changing times.



Great video on Dairy Farm found on Hastings Local Food Blog… Continue

Added by AgOntario on May 12, 2010 at 9:06am — No Comments

The price to plant 13,000 trees can be less than planting 300 - if you do it the right way

How Trees Ontario helped Alexandria, Ontario couple create dream wooded retirement property on marginal land

TORONTO, March 2 /CNW/ - After more than 30 years working in a steel mill, Daniel Beaudoin dreamt of retiring and living near a beautiful forest.

Daniel began to search for his ideal retirement property. What he found - actually, what he didn't find - surprised him. What seemed like a fairly easy task in rural Ontario proved to be extremely…

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Added by AgOntario on March 3, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Farming Manure for Megawatts

By Heather Travis

Westerr News

Thursday, January 7, 2010



In a few years, a herd of Holstein cows might be powering the village of Ilderton. This is not so far-fetched, as a locally owned farm has begun turning manure into an energy resource with the help of university researchers.

In 2006, the urban sprawl of London, Ont. forced the Stanton… Continue

Added by AgOntario on January 8, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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

CFO Donates to Sounds of the Season

Chicken farmers contribute $10,000 to CBC fundraising campaign for local food banks

Climate change to push food prices higher, report predicts up to 4% hike in 2020

The average Canadian family will pay up to an extra $487 on feeding themselves next year, according to an annual food price report that highlights climate change as a major culprit for rising food prices, especially in the produce department.

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Tree Day

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year to Choose an Ontario-grown Christmas Tree

Storing Of Wet Grain Could Result In Bulk Freezing

With the wet harvest, extra attention will need to be paid to stored grain over the winter.

Food Prices Expected To Increase In 2020

The 10th annual edition of Canada’s Food Price Report forecasts a 2 to 4% increase in food prices in 2020, bringing the predicted annual cost of food for the average Canadian family to $12,667, an increase of $487 over 2019. Canada’s Food Price Report 2020 is released jointly by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph.

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