During a recent canola growers’ day at Arthur, Ont., Dan Orchard, an agronomist with the Canola Council of Canada, brought his years of experience managing clubroot in Alberta to Ontario growers. Canola fields affected by clubroot were first found last year in Ontario. With some diligence, Orchard said, the problem should be able to be […] Read more
There appear to be few dicamba drift problems in Ontario, unlike in other soybean-growing areas in the U.S. Three U.S. states, Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee, have restricted the sale and use of dicamba herbicide due to drift issues affecting crops and other plants. There are reports of dicamba drift across other major soybean-producing states. Jason […] Read more
A Canola Learning Centre has been created to try to solve some of the challenges Ontario farmers have growing consistent, profitable canola. Canola is now the largest crop grown in Canada, this year overtaking wheat, but in Ontario canola acres have been decreasing, by about a third in the past five years, to 40,000 acres, […] Read more
Wet weather that has much of the Ontario first cut hay crop still standing in the field hasn’t yet changed the price for hay. Typically, the first cut hay harvest is mostly complete by the first of July, but regular rains in June this year have left hay in the field and declining in quality each […] Read more
More than 40 pieces of equipment were operating live in the field at Ontario Forage Expo for farmers to see in action and measure up.
A huge rainfall across midwestern Ontario has put fields of crops underwater. The rain, overnight June 22, totalled four to eight inches in an area from Goderich to east of the Grand River, flooding towns built generations ago along the rivers, forcing cattle to higher ground and leaving growing crops covered in water. Low points […] Read more
A wide area of midwestern Ontario got around six inches of rain on June 22, flooding parts of small towns and turning many fields in the area into swamps.
Glacier FarmMedia’s John Greig attended the recent Ontario Pork Congress in Stratford, Ont., and spoke with the chair of Ontario Pork about the future of the province’s pork industry and what role international markets are likely to play in the coming future.
The Ontario garlic industry is gradually working to create a cleaner seed supply, which should help reduce disease transmission on cloves. “There is no certified seed in Canada at this time,” says Joann Chechalk president of the Garlic Growers Association of Ontario, and a Smithville, Ont. garlic grower. “Other countries are developing it. Spain and […] Read more