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The Ontario corn ear mould and mycotoxin survey showed levels are considerably lower than 2018 with 96 per cent of samples testing less than two parts per million of deoxynivalenol (DON). OMAFRA field crop specialists, Grain Farmers of Ontario and members of the Ontario Agri-Business Association collaborated to complete the survey. Why it matters: Farmers … Read more
In much of Europe there have been restrictions to applying manure only during the growing season. There the technology has been perfected over time to meet those needs. Wouldn’t it be fitting to bring the technology to Ontario without the same application restrictions? I asked a few custom applicators what was holding them back from … Read more
For many western Canadian farmers this is the fourth consecutive year with harvest progress seriously stymied by weather issues. Fall rains and snows have
For most Prairie farmers, the 2019 growing season was a year that put their seed genetics to the test. It’s hard to make a choice about next year’s
Many food safety issues could be resolved at the farm if people changed their behaviour, a veterinarian told those attending a recent meat conference in Toronto. “Some food safety risks could be better controlled early in the food production chain,” said Manon Racicot. The spread of campylobacter, for example, could be curbed … Read more
Glyphosate is a world of contrasts. For growers, it’s the most widely used herbicide, certainly in North America and possibly the world. It is safe,
Producers hope to wrap up harvest and turn their thoughts towards plans for winter
Canadian producers are thinking well beyond weather conditions, commodity prices and yields when it comes to weighing their risks, according to a recent Farm Credit Canada (FCC) survey.
The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) is proposing to "reduce complexity and modernize pesticide management in Ontario". On...
From the axle spindle to the tread rubber, the rotating mass at the end of your axles have an impact on fuel economy.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The grades are in. Eastern Canadian farmers get high grades for their understanding of soil health and the rapidly growing use of cover crops, but low grades for increasing tillage which reduces soil carbon storage. Mario Tenuta, a University of Manitoba soil scientist, says eastern farmers get a B for adoption of … Read more
OTTAWA, Ont. -- Transport Canada is introducing a new lighting standard to help vehicles and drivers see, and be seen, the department said in a post on
Reading Time: 3 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The AgriCup tire debut during the American 2019 Farm Progress Show had a few farmers scratching their heads. “Are those tires supposed to look like that? I think they need some air,” said a show attendee at the Galileo Wheel booth to company co-founder Avishay Novoplanski. The AgriCup is built with more … Read more
Farmers in the province are dealing with high-moisture and frost-damaged corn this season
The 2019 Ontario winter wheat crop has millers reporting excellent quality. Most of the 2019 wheat crop was graded a No. 1 or No. 2 this year, with No. 2 being average for an Ontario crop, says Joanna Follings, OMAFRA cereals specialist. While yield was on the lower side for this year, and there were … Read more
Western bean cutworm is now the most economically significant pest of corn in Ontario, and its rise took seed companies by surprise. As a result, genetically engineered resistance to western bean cutworm (WBC) has been slow moving into the market. WBC larvae feed on the silk of corn ears, and also … Read more
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