December 2016

Farming Trends and Tech to Watch in 2017

By |December 19th, 2016|

As we wrap up 2016 – a challenging year of drought conditions for some and flooding for others – it is natural to look ahead and ponder what may be different next year. While nothing beats the solid planning and application of hands-on experience that you bring to your farm, there are some advanced strategies, […]

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November 2016

Neonics controversy continues – ban may spread nation-wide

By |November 25th, 2016|

There were stunned faces and raised eyebrows in the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) annual meeting earlier this week, as Ontario Environment Minister Glen Murray stood before the crowd and apologized to farmers. As Canada’s largest voluntary farm organization and leading advocate for Ontario farmers, the OFA group gathered at this meeting have not found Murray […]

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October 2016

Collaboration, Trade and the Future of Agri-food

By |October 31st, 2016|

Last week, for the first time, Ontario hosted the 25th annual Tri-National Agricultural Accord meeting between Canada, the US, and Mexico.  The meeting took place from Oct. 26-28 in Niagara Falls, giving Ontario the opportunity to showcase its thriving agriculture industry and the bounty of its fall harvest – an impressive backdrop for collaborative discussions […]

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Neonic Regs Year 2 – What Seed Sales Reps Need to Know

By |October 18th, 2016|

As seed sales for the 2017 planting season begin in earnest, we wanted to share the third part of our series on Year 2 of the Ontario Neonicotinoid regulations. Specifically, in this post, we cover how this second phase of the regulations affects Sales Representatives and Direct-to-Farm Sales of Class 12 Pesticides or treated seed.

First, […]

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September 2016

Neonic Regs Year 2 – What Vendors Need to Know for Treated Seed

By |September 27th, 2016|

Just when everyone had figured out the paperwork for Seed Declarations and such, the next phase of regulations entered into effect… and with it comes a new set of forms and rules. Here’s what Vendors need to know for selling corn and soybean seed treated with Neonicotinoids (Neonics) for the coming year.

As of a few […]

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August 2016

Neonic Regs Year 2 – What Growers Need to Know

By |August 31st, 2016|

As we enter into year 2 of the transition period for the new Ontario Neonicotinoid (Neonic) Regulations, a new series of stricter requirements comes into effect. Gone are the Seed Amount Declarations, which allowed farmers to plant 50 per cent or less of their crop area with neonicotinoid-treated corn or soybean seed. Although growers must […]

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July 2016

Product Update: Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybeans receive EU import approval

By |July 22nd, 2016|

Today, PROSeeds welcomed Monsanto Company’s announcement that Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybeans have gained European Union (EU) import approval, allowing these soybeans to be imported for food and feed use in the European Union.

Launched back in February, this new product from one of PROSeeds’ suppliers, Monsanto Company, Roundup Ready 2 XtendTM soybeans, made headlines in […]

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May 2016

Deep thoughts part 2: Optimal planting depth for corn

By |May 25th, 2016|

While the best time to put your corn seed in the ground is early May, some of you may still be finishing up your planting, especially with the erratic temperatures we’ve had in Ontario this planting season. If you’re still putting corn in the ground, it is worth noting that some experts recommend deeper planting […]

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Deep thoughts part 1: Optimal planting depth for soybeans

By |May 19th, 2016|

A recent article “Soybean Planting Depth Matters” from the Soybean Management and Research Technology (SMaRT) project posted on ilsoybeanadvisor.com notes that: “Soybean seed is very sensitive to planting depth, so producers need to be careful and get their crop off to a good start.”

So how deep should you plant your soybeans? The answer, as with […]

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Should I plant my soybeans in narrow rows?

By |May 5th, 2016|

With planting season upon us, growers must make their final decisions on planting variables such as seeding rate and row width. In today’s tight ag economy, something as simple as changing to a narrower row width can have a meaningful impact on soybean yield, and thus on a farm’s bottom line.

Brett McArtor, Iowa Soybean Association […]

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