Ontario Agriculture

The network for agriculture in Ontario, Canada

Researchers have created a new and cheaper test that producers can use to see how much nitrogen they should apply.


Views: 66

Comment

You need to be a member of Ontario Agriculture to add comments!

Join Ontario Agriculture

Comment by Zahirul Islam on June 9, 2010 at 11:57pm
What test you are talking about, and for which crop? In Asia, researchers have developed an inexpensive easy to use leaf colour chart (LCC) to apply nitrogen fertilizer only when rice crop needs it. Farmers need to monitor leaf color against the color panels in the LCC and when avergae value drops below a critical value farmers need to apply N fertilizer. How much, it is specified in the chart. Rice farmers tend to misuse (over use) N fertilizer. Farmers who uses LCC reduce their N use without affecting grain yield. Such a practice reduces abundance of some insect pests and diseases too. Is LCC-lik technology availbale for major canadian crops such as wheat, corn, soybean etc.?

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

Vive Crop Protection places No. 27 on The Globe and Mail's second-annual ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies

Vive Crop Protection is pleased to announce it placed No.27 on the 2020 Report on Business ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies.

CFO hosts virtual discussion to support farmer-member business, professional and personal growth

On September 24, 2020, Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) hosted a virtual Women in Leadership meeting for farmer-members to discuss the latest chicken industry news and how to work together virtually in the new reality caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Poultry and egg farmers statement on the Speech from the Throne

Canada’s 4,700 poultry and egg farmers welcome yesterday’s Speech from the Throne. In particular, the federal government’s reaffirmed commitment to launch programs and initiatives to mitigate the impact of recent trade agreements on our farmers.

Winery challenges may continue post pandemic, if changes are not made

As local wineries continue to struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic, the future won’t offer much relief for the industry if changes aren’t made as soon as possible.

John Fedorkow’s term as Grape King extended

The Grape Growers of Ontario extend our thanks to John Fedorkow, who has accepted the Board of Director’s request to extend his tenure as Grape King for the year 2020/2021.

© 2020   Created by Darren Marsland.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service