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Early ON frost bites into edible bean yield potential & could impact corn standability

September 25, 2020

Alight frost of minus 1 or so this early in the year shouldn’t have impacted Ontario grain crops like it has, but here it is. Why did such a light frost seem to cause so much damage? Johnson suspects a few issues. Find out...

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Wheat School: Putting precision plant wheat to the test in ON

September 25, 2020

Will precision planting winter wheat pay for Ontario growers? That’s a question RealAgriculture agronomist Peter Johnson and OMAFRA cereals specialist Joanna Follings are determined to answer with a new research trial they...

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Wheat Pete's Word, Sept 23: Frost impacts, super-dry beans, tar spot, & rock hard ground

September 25, 2020

The last week hasn’t been kind to the Ontario grain crop as a light frost caused heavy damage to many edible beans, some soybeans, and corn. More than that, we’re in the heart of optimal winter wheat planting timing and co...

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Getting to know your knolls part 2: Understanding & managing low pH knolls

September 25, 2020

While high pH knolls tend to be more common in Ontario, often caused by soil erosion leaving higher pH calcareous subsoils, this is not the case for all regions. Find out more on managing low pH knolls from this Field Crop...

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Getting to know your knolls part 1: Understanding & managing high pH knolls

September 25, 2020

We’ve all seen them. Hilltops. Whitecaps. High spots where the crop struggles year after year. Eroded knolls are common to Ontario agriculture and cost farmers in lost productivity each season. However, not all eroded knol...

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Unraveling the mystery of soil: Manure's contribution

September 25, 2020

Have you ever wondered why forests can establish and thrive without being fertilized? Or, why grasslands, pastures, or roadside vegetation – including weeds – seem to flourish without the addition of nitrogen, phosphorous,...

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Frost injury in sorghum species

September 25, 2020

Early fall, between the first frost and the first killing frost, is the riskiest time of year for prussic acid production in sorghum species. These warm-season grasses are very frost-sensitive. This Field Crop News article...

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Late season frost injury risks in corn

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Diving in to the corn supply/demand question & big opportunities in beans

September 18, 2020

Brennan Turner, CEO of FarmLead and Combyne Marketplace recently joined Shaun Haney on RealAgriculture to chat about the state of the corn and soybean market as we head into the thick of the U.S. and Canadian crop harvests...

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StatsCan drops wheat & pea production estimates in latest satellite-based report

September 18, 2020

Statistics Canada cut its wheat and pea production estimates — and raised its lentil and soybean projections — in its annual September satellite-based crop report, published on September 14. Read more details from the repo...

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Farmland values up slightly in first half of 2020

September 18, 2020

Average farmland values in Canada crept up an average of 3.7 per cent in the term ending June, 2020, led by growth in Alberta, B.C. and New Brunswick, according to the most recent Farm Credit Canada (FCC) farmland values r...

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OMAFRA field crop report – September 17, 2020

September 18, 2020

This Field Crop News article covers the importance of soil sampling for SCN in order to monitor levels over time. It also looks at the impact on frost on corn yields. Be sure to check out the link below for more informatio...

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Pre-harvest herbicide timing in soybeans

September 18, 2020

A pre-harvest herbicide treatment can make harvest more efficient when there are an unacceptable number of weeds in a soybean crop. Both conventional and glyphosate tolerant fields that are weedy can benefit from a pre-har...

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