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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

Farm numbers decline but women are now 30 per cent of all farmers

The number of Canadian farm operators continues to fall, but women are a growing percentage of working farmers and now account for just more than 30 per cent of all farmers, according to the 2021 Canadian Census of Agriculture.

Conservation Ontario Announces New General Manager

Conservation Ontario’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Angela Coleman as the new General Manager, effective September 19, 2022.

Grocery Prices Still Higher as Inflation Rate Moderates in July

The price of groceries continued to climb in July, even as the broader Canadian inflation rate moderated.  A Statistics Canada’s consumer price index on Tuesday pegged the July inflation rate at 7.6%, down from the near four-decade high of 8.1% notched in June. It was the first month-over-month decline in the inflation rate in a year. However, prices for food purchased from stores were up 9.9% in July, compared to the 9.4% advanced posted in June.  

Manitoba Harvest Getting Started

The harvest of winter wheat and fall rye crops is underway in Manitoba, with some barley and dry pea crops also now coming off, according to the latest weekly provincial crop report.  Early yield results are described as average, with crop conditions generally looking good to very good in most parts of the province. In total, less than 1% of the Manitoba crop is in the bin.

CP Announces New Contract with Rail Workers

Binding arbitration has resulted in a new two-year contract agreement between CP Rail and its workers.  CP announced the deal with Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) earlier this week, one that includes a 3.5% wage increase in 2022 and 2023 and increased benefits. Under the arbitration decision, the TCRC – which represents approximately 3,000 locomotive engineers, conductors, train and yard workers across Canada - will also join a CP Pension Improvement Account.

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