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At 11:22am on June 26, 2013, Andrea Steed said…

Thanks for the welcome! I am already entrenched in reading here!

Andrea @ PlanET

At 7:13pm on November 28, 2012, Starview Ridge said…

Thanks for the warm welcome Joe. Looks like a great site for information and networking, and we needs lots of both!

Jay @ Starview Ridge

At 1:51pm on February 1, 2012, charlie brown said…
Thanks for the welcome. Iwill gey a chance in the evening sometime to explore the site. Should be interesting!
Tim
At 11:16pm on November 19, 2011, Wayne Black said…
At 10:02am on August 25, 2011, Mary Thring said…
Thanks for the welcome.  We're enjoying developing our social media platforms.  Would you be willing to list us in your "Farmers and Agriculture in Ontario"?  We're @UofGuelphOAC
At 11:40am on August 17, 2011, Mike Furlong said…

Thanks for your help

 

At 12:20am on July 14, 2011, Rick H. said…
Thanks for the welcome Sandy. I'm here to learn more about Ontario agriculture and farming and maybe lend some insight into new tech for soil management.
At 5:01pm on June 2, 2011, Ian Richardson said…
Glad to be connected to the OntAG site. Looking forward to keeping up, and hope to be able to share some of the great work we're doing, especially in livestock.
At 12:22pm on May 9, 2011, Richard Edmonds said…
Thank you.  I am looking forward to the inter-action here at OntAG.  I am anxious to start some discussion regarding on-site ethanol production on Farms using farm waste.
At 9:26pm on March 29, 2011, JAMIE RAWLINGS said…

Thank you!

looking forward to graduating from St.Clair College at end of April '11 and becoming employed in expanding greenhouse industry in Leamington.

At 8:21am on November 11, 2010, GJAcommunications said…
Thanks we're happy to be here and look forward to sharing all the great conversation.

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Sulphur Fertilizer Trial in Dry Edible Beans

Sulphur is an important nutrient in field crops. It is part of the chlorophyll in leaves, two essential amino acids, and rhizobia bacteria need it for nitrogen fixation. Sulphur is mostly stored in soil organic matter (OM), and it is mineralized each summer as OM breaks down. Sulphur will leach from the soil and volatilize into the air if crops don’t take it up, which makes soil testing difficult. Sulphur acts a lot like nitrate nitrogen, which has its own soil testing story! Our crops used to get a regular dose of sulphur from air pollution and acid rain, with manure being a good secondary source. Southern Ontario was always a hot spot for air pollution, but levels have dropped dramatically since 1990. This has reduced yearly sulphur deposition by 70% or more. At the same time our crop yields have increased, exporting additional S from the soil.

New ag mental health program in Ont.

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Temporary Field Storage of Manure In Winter

The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, “Where is the best location to temporarily store the manure?”

The Government of Canada Invests in Fishing and Recreational Harbours in southern Ontario

Communities across Canada are supported by small craft harbours that provide the commercial fishing industry with safe and accessible facilities. With approximately 44,000 Canadians employed in this sector, the Government of Canada is making investments to renew its network of small craft harbours and work with municipalities and other stakeholders to enhance local communities.

Government of Canada invests over $50 million to help the agricultural sector address emerging challenges and opportunities

Canada's agriculture and agri-food system contributes over $114 billion to our gross domestic product, and provides safe, nutritious and sustainable food for the world, while creating well-paying jobs for our middle class. The sector is working hard to find innovative approaches to respond to growing domestic and global demand while addressing emerging challenges and maintaining its environmental sustainability.

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