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Oct. 16, 2018

Grain corn ear mould and vomitoxin survey released

The 2018 grain corn ear mould and vomitoxin (DON) survey found 60 per cent of Ontario grain corn samples tested low – less than two parts per million, for DON. The report breaks down survey methodology, results and next steps for managing ear rots.

Frost advisory issued for southern Ontario

Environment Canada has issued a frost advisory for much of southern and eastern Ontario, warning producers to cover up plants in frost-prone areas. OMAFRA has frost resources for field crop producers.

Webinar: Terminating cover crops

In the first of Top Crop Manager’s webinar series, the University of Guelph’s Kris McNaughton will discuss proper termination of cover crops. Registration is now open.
Photo Contest

Top Crop Manager’s 2018 Cover Photo Contest

Your photo could be featured on the cover of our December issue, our national edition that is distributed to farmers across Canada. Share what makes up your Top Crop - the challenges, successes and the ins and outs of your cropping season.

Show us your picturesque fields, the pesky insects you found this year, or your best photos from seeding and harvest, and you could be featured on the cover and win an Apeman 4K Action Camera from Meridian Manufacturing. Photos will be accepted until October 24, 2018. Submit your photos here
Featured News 
Corn rotation

Diversifying rotations for higher corn yields

A new computer modeling study shows that corn yields improved under diversified rotations versus corn grown in monoculture. The model is being validated against field results so researchers can start using the model to explore what-if scenarios, like how diversified rotations react to extreme weather changes. » Learn more
Cover crop

Cover crop management

There’s no doubt cover crops provide an abundance of benefits for producers, including boosting soil health and improving crop performance. However, not all cover crops are created equally, especially when it comes to ensuring cover crops don’t become a weed in crop rotations. » Learn more

EIMA International

Nov. 7-11
Bologna, Italy
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