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July 9, 2019

Ontario crop progressing well despite late start

Crop progress is varied across Ontario, with early planted crops faring well except for some signs of heat stress, and late-planted crops showing signs of plant stress, particularly on heavier soils.

Ontario producers explore cover crop options for unseeded fields

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has published a resource on cover crop options for unseeded fields for producers affected by wet weather and unfit planting conditions.

Agricorp answers frequently asked questions from Ontario farmers

The cool, wet start to the 2019 growing season left many Ontario farmers battling difficult planting conditions. Agricorp has compiled a resource on how an unseeded acreage benefit works in varying situations.
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Featured News 
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How to avoid tank mix errors

Tank mixing saves time, allows producers to use of multiple modes of action to prevent herbicide resistance, and sometimes boosts the effectiveness of products used. However, errors when the wrong products are tank mixed can result in a costly sprayer clean-up. OMAFRA’s Jason Deveau and University of Guelph’s Mike Cowbrough share their tips on how to avoid tank mix errors. » Learn more
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Breeding for more efficient phosphorus use in winter wheat

A University of Guelph research study is looking into breeding for phosphorus use efficiency in winter wheat and is currently looking for a low phosphorus field in Ontario to help continue the study. By uncovering tools to breed varieties that perform well under low phosphorus conditions, the study can reduce input costs and minimize phosphorus’ impact on the environment. » Learn more