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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

Why farmers rely on cash flow projections

Agriculture is a numbers game. Farmers need to determine a fair land rental price or if their operating line of credit will get them through tight times. While uncertainty around factors such as the weather makes it nearly impossible to know exact revenue and expense numbers, it is possible to get accurate estimates using cash flow projections.

Canada’s Agri-Food Exporters Praise Historic Coming-into-force of CUSMA

Dan Darling, President of CAFTA, today issued the following statement to mark the coming-into-force of the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).

CUSMA launch: What you need to know

CUSMA secures gains in GDP of USD 5.1B, according to Global Affairs Canada. Trade concessions involve increased market access to Canada’s supply-managed sectors.

Introducing PLATO, the Phosphorus Loss Assessment Tool for Ontario

Keeping soil covered and minimizing erosion is a key principle of soil health.

OFA welcomes new and returning directors to the provincial board

Following a three-week nomination period for directors in five zones across the province, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is proud to announce the return of a strong contingent of agricultural leaders as well as the addition of one new member to the organization’s Board of Directors.

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