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What ever you do fight carbon tax Canada
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Arrived back in Australia from Canada, to be met with the cost of estimated 9.90$ extra a week for carbon tax.  In reality try 20.50$ . The filth that believe the tax payer has a bottomless pocket.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Dales Sep 19, 2012.

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A woman from Australia, mentioned Canada and as we are suppose to be a Commonwealth.<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480" height="390" src="…Continue

Started Feb 24, 2011

Canadian's New farmer exchange program with Africa.
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Is Canada government planning a new exchange program for cattle farmers to travel to African to learn new skills in taking better of our animals? <iframe title="YouTube video player" width="480"…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bristow Feb 7, 2011.

Dump your US dollar.
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We have all heard of Wikyleaks, at the moment the US, UK, and yes Canadian Primister are trying to shut the site down. Why it has nothing to do with a film showing children and reporters been shown…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bristow Jan 9, 2011.

 

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At 1:25pm on March 29, 2010, Andrew Campbell said…
You sure did pick north. Let me know how things go as we get deeper into spring.
 
 
 

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Ontario Asparagus Spearheads Spring Season

Spring has sprung, and so has Ontario's fresh local asparagus. Ontario asparagus farmers are working hard harvesting this year's crop for Ontarians to enjoy at their dinner tables.

Is It Time to Switch to Earlier Maturing Soybean Varieties?

The spring of 2019 has been unprecedented with excess rainfall and cool temperatures. This has significantly delayed soybean planting. When does it become necessary to switch to earlier maturing soybean varieties? There has been a trend in modern soybean production to plant early and to use long season varieties to achieve higher yields. This strategy has proven effective when soil conditions allow for early planting, but it’s also changed perceptions of what a “normal” planting date is for soybeans. When soybeans first gained popularity in Ontario over 50 years ago it was considered normal to wait until the May 24th weekend before seeding. This idea stemmed from the fact that soybeans cannot tolerate a killing frost once emerged. Soybeans are also a subtropical species and thrive under warm conditions. It was considered ideal to see soybeans twice in one week. First as seed in the planter, then as emerged seedlings within 7 days of planting. This will only happen under warm soil condi

Simcoe Agribusiness Breakfast Meeting Minutes – May 22, 2019

It was a small group in attendance at the Simcoe breakfast meeting this week. Some may have been busy with field work, but overall things are still moving slowly across the region and may not be moving at all on heavy soils that remain wet. Those in attendance reported that producers are optimistic planting will begin in a big way this coming weekend, or maybe into next week. While we are looking for more heat to move the winter wheat along and dry out fields for planting corn and soybeans, it is a good thing we do not see very high heat in the short-term forecast, which can bake the soil surface and trap moisture below on heavy ground.

Ontario Field Crop Report – Week of May 23rd, 2019

Weather patterns have been variable, leading to regional differences in progress on planting and crop growth. Soils continue to remain unfit for field operations in large parts of the province, especially in much of the southwest and parts of eastern Ontario (figure 1). A few pockets have had windows of opportunity to catch up on cultivation, fertilizer spreading, and planting.

Airblast Spraying in Poor Conditions

For many airblast operators, the spring of 2019 has been very difficult. The frequency and duration of rain events has left limited opportunity for orchard sprays. Even then, the periods between rains are transitions between warm and moist conditions and cold fronts, which makes wind gusty and changeable. These same periods leave wet alleys prone to rutting and compaction, and conditions that favour spraying may also favour pollinator activity.

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