Category: Eastern Canada

The OFA Asks the Government to Suspend Wind Turbine Development in Ontario

Green energy has been a huge push in Ontario agriculture through the development of solar and wind power infrastructure.  The solar power subsidization by the McGuinty government has been at the very least controversial at times and now the wind turbine projects has created some stir within the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.  The OFA has… Read more »

RealWeatherwatch – Snow Squalls Bring Welcomed Moisture in Ontario

Do you ever wish that something would just happen? Winter this year has been that way. It seems as though everyone is just waiting for the other shoe to fall. One storm comes and we say “here it is, winter’s here!”, only to have rain the following week. The mild weather is nice and all,… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – Michels Industries Combine Hopper Cover Helps Protect Your Crop

There are almost always times during harvest where you’re racing to beat some weather event. You’re either combining through what you hope is a short period of rain or in some cases, sadly, snow, and you’re forced to shut down and wait it out or shut down until next morning. You don’t want to get… Read more »

Apache Sprayer Showcases Comfort & Efficiency

Machinery is the major draw at most farm shows. Everyone loves to see the newest and the best from every company on the trade show floor. This year at Cropweek 2012’s Crop Production Week portion of the show, we saw just that. At this years show we saw everything from the worlds largest grain cart… Read more »

Is Canada Prepared for Massive Amounts of Farmer Retirements?

Christie Young is the Executive Director of FarmSmart and this week she has created some stir within the Canadian Agriculture industry by saying that our industry is not prepared for the coming mass farmer retirements.  What has really caused the stir is her statement that the government has some sort of responsibility to ensure we prepare… Read more »

Soybean Aphid App – A Great Decision Making Tool

Courtesy of BauteBugBlog.com The Aphid Advisor app is a decision-making tool to help determine whether a control action is warranted for Soybean Aphids (Aphis glycines) on soybeans in the province of Ontario, Canada. This app uses aphid and natural enemy numbers, as well as expected population growth rates, to indicate whether there are enough natural… Read more »

USDA WASDE Report is Very Bearish

Moe Agostino, from Farms.com Risk Management reports on yesterday’s USDA report which has really thrown the corn and soybean market into a bearish tailspin.  the market was somewhat surprised by the numbers but the reality is that ending stocks in corn, wheat and soybeans is not good if you are looking for higher prices. As… Read more »

Cropweek 2012 – Agremote Systems Offers Help for the One-Man Farm

During the busiest times of year, farmers are spread pretty thin. There are times when good help, or any help at all is hard to find. There are also times when you need another person as a helping hand for that “one little job” that is a major pain to do by yourself. Lining up… Read more »

Farm Business E-Team Ep 2 – Road Map – Planning for the Year Ahead

Have you ever heard the saying, “hope is not a plan.” This is a great saying that is very applicable in agriculture. It is very critical to ensure that you are creating the proper roadmap. This should include projections on production, prices and yields. This also includes plans for capital expenditures in the coming year…. Read more »

Under the Microscope – Putting Germination Tests In Perspective

Germination tests are standard when it comes to any seed lot. A lot of seed for sale has to tested for germination so that the farmer or seed company can decide whether the seed lot will be suitable for sale.  Farmers that are saving seed also need to make sure that their saved seed will… Read more »

RealAgriculture.com to Launch Soybean a School for Canadian Growers

RealAgriculture.com has launched a new online resource for Canadian soybean growers in partnership with PRIDE Seeds, HiStick N/T and Cruiser Maxx Beans. As part of the On-Line Soybean School, RealAgriculture.com will publish a full schedule of episodes on soybean agronomy, markets and end use issues that can be found at SoybeanSchool.com. For many soybean growers the opportunity to… Read more »

Corn School – Is Soil Tilth the Key to Unlocking 300 Bushel Corn?

New technologies have pushed corn yields into areas previously thought unreachable. The newest milestone being looked at is the 300 bushel mark. Many in the agriculture industry still think it’s a possibility. The issue is finding the missing part of the puzzle to unlock that potential. There have been great advancements in the areas of… Read more »

Aqua Check Takes Soil Moisture Testing into the Digital Age

Variable rate technology has huge implications for the efficiency and productivity on the farm. Data collection and monitoring are key components in the application of that technology. Knowing the composition of your fields, the structure of your fields as what went into those fields is the information that makes VRT technology benefit your farm by… Read more »

Dell Latitude ATG Laptop is Built for the Farm Environment

Some would argue that the tablet has cut into the laptop market. While that may be true, that portion of the market the tablet now has is exactly what those users wanted to start with, only it was never available to them before. The introduction of the tablet just brought that to light. The tablet… Read more »

Farm Business E-Team Ep 1 – Post Mortem: A Review of Last Year’s Business

Farming is a unique business. It involves every aspect of business you can imagine from shovelling to marketing. It’s that diversity that can make successful farming a challenge. Many farmers may be good at one or two aspects of the buiness but not so good at the others. This can have devastating consequences if you’re trying… Read more »