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Learn From The Cash Crop Farmers – Yield Monitors are a High Return on Investment for Veggies

Carrot/Onion/Potato and Sugar Beet growers can learn from their cash crop growing neighbours and gain the knowledge they have been seeing for years.

Yield monitors have long been only available for conventional cash crop growers, until now.  Innovative technology from Northern Equipment Solutions supplier Greentronics, now allows veggie growers to monitor/map and obtain vital yield data.

Growers can now visualize and gain the knowledge about problem areas, and about high…

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Posted on July 2, 2013 at 11:11pm

Weed Control Solutions Explained - Advantages & Dis-Advantages

The recent trend toward restricting herbicide use has produced interest in alternative and integrated weed control strategies that include cultivation. As a result, newly developed implements are now available to vegetable growers from Northern Equipment Solutions, but the potential uses of these tools for numerous vegetable crops can be confusing. This describes some of these tools and their advantages and disadvantages.

 

Flex-tine harrows

Flex-tine harrows are…

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Posted on April 3, 2013 at 9:30pm

Leading Technology Will Increase Your Yield and Decrease Your Labor Costs

Transplanting has long been re­served for leafy crops, tomatoes, and bare root onions. Automated planting technology now provides a cost ef­fective way to transplant produce from plugs grown in greenhouses for up to 30 percent increased yields and up to 50 percent lower labor costs.

 

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Posted on April 3, 2013 at 2:31pm

What are the benefits of a automatic sprayer boom height control system

With 4 major manufacturers the automatic sprayer boom height control system, can provide you with a more uniform/effective application of your inputs, increase your productivity and remove the stresses of spraying.  High quality systems are available from Greentronics, Norac, Trimble and Raven.  Information is available at www.northernequipment.ca regarding Greentronics Riteheight, Norac and Trimble boom height…

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Posted on February 6, 2013 at 7:48pm — 1 Comment

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At 10:46am on December 8, 2012, OntAG Admin said…

Thanks for posting the blogs Paul.

I have approved the first one and we will include it in the Farms.com Ontario email newsletter next week.

Joe Dales

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OMHA, EGG FARMERS OF ONTARIO DONATING $10,000 TO FEED STUDENTS – KIDS HELPING KIDS

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association and Egg Farmers of Ontario are together donating $10,000 to Student Nutrition Ontario, a province-wide program that enables students to eat, learn, and succeed.

DFO ANNOUNCES NEW DIGITAL LEARNING PLATFORM AND CELEBRATES WORLD SCHOOL MILK DAY 2020

Sept. 30, 2020, is World School Milk (WSM) Day 2020, a day to recognize the benefit of school milk programs and dairy education to children's health around the world.

NEW CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTS CANADIAN DAIRY SECTOR’S LEADERSHIP IN SUSTAINABLE DAIRY FARMING

Dairy Farmers of Canada’s (DFC) latest marketing campaign is putting real dairy farmers in the spotlight to educate consumers on the rigorous environmental practices behind high-quality Canadian milk. In Hey Dairy Farmer – Online Classroom Edition actual Canadian dairy farmers discuss their sector’s commitment to sustainable dairy farming and preserving our natural resources for generations to come.

Fertilizer Canada releases 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

Fertilizer Canada’s Board of Directors recently approved the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, which is the result of a widespread consulting process that included meetings with the Board of Directors, the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Issue Committees, and staff meetings.

Managing Jointing and Non-Jointing Grasses

Grass doesn’t just happen and not all species grow the same way. Understanding how different grass species grow enables producers to make good management decisions that maximize forage production in their hay fields and pastures. Jointing and non-jointing grasses respond differently to cutting, which directly affects productivity and persistence.

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