GFM Network News


From do-it-yourself modifications to manufactured units, the machinery for inter-seeding covers is evolving at a remarkable pace.

Four growers who believe in inter-seeding into standing corn

"It’s something that we have to start doing and advertising to the consumer," Gerard Grubb, Mildmay farmer

Reading Time: 11 minutes As trends go, this one is picking up steam. Two years ago, it seemed a novelty. You were lucky to see it outside of a few test locations such as at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show, although there were also isolated growers who had become believers, especially in Quebec. Today, the movement has clearly spread, not […] Read more

The big concern with nitrogen fertilizers begins with large, single, pre-plant applications that risk environmental loss.

20 questions for your N program

Start the discussion now, before heading to the field this spring

Reading Time: 6 minutes In the past 12 months, there have been plenty of discussions, presentations and stories in the farm media about fertilizer use. The topics have covered its many forms, its costs and volatility, sources and reserves, even perspectives on preparing to manage your fields with less. In the middle of the winter meeting season last year, […] Read more


Those attending Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show got to see the Vogelsang unit up close.

A new era for manure?

European design promises to put more manure where it can push the throttle on crop yields

Reading Time: 9 minutes If you’ve been around livestock production for the past 20 years, the concept of using drag hoses to apply manure won’t strike you as anything so very new, yet the arrival of the Vogelsang dribble-bar application system with its precision distribution is generating a lot of interest and anticipation. The unit was on display at […] Read more

Consumers play major role in sustainable agriculture

Production efficiencies help the environment

Reading Time: < 1 minute Country Guide had the opportunity to speak with Terry Daynard, an associate at Agri-Food Technologies at the recent AGM of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA). He describes how public interest and activism for sustainable agriculture and the environment have moved modern companies toward sustainability. Super-chain stores also play a major role, as the […] Read more