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July 30, 2019

Ontario winter wheat harvest lags behind by two weeks

Winter wheat harvest has been slow to start in Ontario, lagging seven to 14 days behind last year’s progress. Early yield and quality reports have been decent, given the challenging spring conditions.

Deadline approaches for award celebrating mental health champions in ag

The deadline for nominations for the Brigid Rivoire Award for Champions of Agricultural Mental Health is Oct. 11, 2019. The annual award recognizes anyone who contributes to raising awareness and supporting agricultural mental health in their local community.

Reports of insect pressure in Ontario forage crops

Forage-growing regions in central and eastern Ontario currently have high potato leafhopper pressure, while armyworms are proving to be a challenge in districts across northern Ontario.
Photo Contest

Top Crop Manager's 2019 Cover Photo Contest

With the spotlight on agriculture in the news, Top Crop Manager wants to share a different perspective: yours. For the duration of the season, we want to see your field views. What does being a part of Canadian agriculture look like to you?

The winner will be featured on the cover of our national December issue. Photos will be accepted until October 15, 2019. » Learn more
Featured News 
Feature 1

Strip tillage a friendly solution for Manitoba farm

Strip till is the midpoint between no-till and conventional tillage. It produces black, intensely tilled, narrow bands for planting row crops, while leaving undisturbed soil and crop residue between the strips. One Manitoba farm shares how switching to strip till has impacted soil health and yields over time. » Learn more
Feature 2

Crop response to foliar-applied phosphorus

Phosphorus (P) is an important nutrient to encourage early root growth and establishment in crops, but it has low mobility in the soil. Therefore, fertilizer P is usually applied in or near the seed row during seeding. However, with some crops sensitive to injury, researchers looked into whether foliar P fertilization was a better option. » Learn more