How are soybean and corn crops doing so far?

A late June field status update
Many growers planted a bit late this year due to very wet spring conditions, but finally got the weather needed to get started in late May. Most areas finished planting soybeans by mid-June, except for few “pockets where wet conditions prevailed”. Late planting and replanting conditions were good in mid-June. […]

By |June 30th, 2017|Corn, Soybeans|Comments Off on How are soybean and corn crops doing so far?

Should You Plant in Wet Conditions? Weighing the Risks

It has been a wet spring in many farming areas. While it dried up (and warmed up) a bit this week – giving growers a small window of opportunity for planting – there is more rain to come this weekend in much of Eastern Canada. And so, many growers are continuing to experience wet or […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Corn, Soybeans|Comments Off on Should You Plant in Wet Conditions? Weighing the Risks

The Crop Rotation, Tillage and Cover Crop Trifecta – How they impact soil health, yield and economic return

As spring planting time approaches, many farmers are discussing and debating the pros and cons of various crop rotations, and the impact that fall tillage systems and winter cover crops may have. Balancing these 3 elements, among many others, will have an effect on soil erosion, soil nutrients and overall health, inputs, yield, and of […]

By |March 31st, 2017|Corn, Soybeans|Comments Off on The Crop Rotation, Tillage and Cover Crop Trifecta – How they impact soil health, yield and economic return

Fast Facts on Corn & Soybean Domestic Uses and Exports

As we mentioned in our last post, one of the key activities for wintertime is planning for next year. Now, everyone knows that you can’t plan for everything – but one of the key elements to factor into your planting decisions is the global market for your crops. How much is expected to be planted, […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Corn, Soybeans|Comments Off on Fast Facts on Corn & Soybean Domestic Uses and Exports

9 Things Crop Farmers Need to Do Over the Winter

Winter will soon draw to a close – although with all the snow we have in Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes right now, it’s hard to imagine that the end is in sight. But at some point, the thaw will come, so here’s a reminder of all the tasks that need to be done over […]

By |February 16th, 2017|Corn, Soybeans|Comments Off on 9 Things Crop Farmers Need to Do Over the Winter

Tractor Tools for 2017 & beyond: Tech

While some farmers are still a little leery of technology, or perhaps skeptical of its value for the money, more and more are turning to modern tech tools to streamline operations on their farms. In the process, they are discovering that even basic advancements like auto-steering, section control and GPS-optimized yield maps offer a good […]

By |January 26th, 2017|Corn, Soybeans, Youth|Comments Off on Tractor Tools for 2017 & beyond: Tech

Tractor Tools for 2017 & Beyond: Tillage

Happy New Year!  Whether you’re easing your way back into your regular routines, hitting the ground running, or even making the leap into new farming techniques, we want to help you kick off the new year with some thoughts on the latest tractor tools available for your farm. From tillage to tech, there is an […]

By |January 4th, 2017|Corn, Soybeans|Comments Off on Tractor Tools for 2017 & Beyond: Tillage

Neonics controversy continues – ban may spread nation-wide

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 […]

By |November 25th, 2016|Corn, Soybeans|Comments Off on Neonics controversy continues – ban may spread nation-wide

Collaboration, Trade and the Future of Agri-food

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 […]

By |October 31st, 2016|Corn, Soybeans|Comments Off on Collaboration, Trade and the Future of Agri-food

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

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, […]

By |October 18th, 2016|Corn, Soybeans|Comments Off on Neonic Regs Year 2 – What Seed Sales Reps Need to Know