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Size matters: increasing kernel size in corn

Increasing corn yields isn’t just about planting more plants or growing more kernels per ear of corn. It’s also about making sure each kernel of corn is the biggest it can be.

OMAFRA releases report on the cost of farm work in Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) released a report providing compensation rates for 100 field operations from tillage to combining, to chemical application.

How to avoid tank mix errors

A wet start to the growing season in Ontario resulted in more producers tank mixing to catch up from the delayed season. This article about what not to do rose in popularity helping producers prevent costly sprayer clean-ups.

Using biobeds to dissipate pesticide rinsate

Biobeds are a new and convenient way to prevent pesticide rinsate from entering the environment and contaminating water.
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Mycotoxins in corn linked to western bean cutworm

After a disaster DON year in 2018, University of Guelph-Ridgetown researchers got to work. A study, which looked at three years of field trials, suggests that western bean cutworm (WBC) can exacerbate Fusarium infection and thus DON concentrations in corn. The study also looked at corn hybrid, insecticide and fungicide recommendations to manage WBC and DON. » Learn more

Pulses show promise for Eastern Canada

Maritime producers are seriously considering putting pulses in the rotation after an $8-million pulse processing plant was opened in Summerside, P.E.I. last year. Aaron Mills with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is conducting a study that looks at how to fit pulses into the rotation, including investigating a mustard-pea intercrop and the carryover effects of peas, fababeans and soybeans. » Learn more

Malting barley for northern Ontario

Grower organizations, researchers and others are working to help northern Ontario growers capture the niche market opportunity that comes with malting barley. Northern Ontario’s relatively drier and cooler weather mean that this region is probably the best part of the province for growing malting barley. » Learn more

Optimizing fall fertilizer applications

What crops benefit from a fall fertilizer application, and when, where, and how should you approach it? Robert Mullen, director of agronomy sales for Nutrien, shared his expertise on one of our most listened to episodes. » Learn more

Growing winter wheat after a bad season

Ontario saw record winterkill in 2019, making winter wheat management a hot topic in the fall. Cereals specialist Joanna Follings spoke about everything winter wheat in Top Crop Manager’s first podcast episode. » Learn more

Southwest Ag Conference

Jan. 7-8
Ridgetown, Ont.
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