Keep Your Wheels On The Road

Navigating roads can be a challenge, especially with today’s larger equipment. About 13 percent of farm related fatalities across Canada are traffic related. Most car drivers are not familiar with sharing the road, placing more onus on equipment drivers. Follow Provincial Equipment Transportation Rules It is important to not only review rules about safe transport … Continued

How Late Can You Seed Winter Wheat?

Winter wheat planting is off to a slow start in Ontario owing to the delayed harvest of beans. Growers are, however, keen to plant more wheat and make adjustments, including broadcast seeding into standing soybeans and adjusting seeding rates. Wheat after hay or wheat has a high risk of Take-all disease. Wheat after silage should … Continued

In Recognition of Phosphorus Week

Sept 16-21 commemorates the discovery of phosphorus 350 yeas ago. In conjuction with this week, two leading Cdn researchers have reviewed 100’s of ‘P” research reports and issued a new report that looks at gaps in knowledge and priorities for P research. 4R Management of Phosphorus Fertilizer in the Northern Great Plains: A Review of … Continued

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Drone Imagery As Aid To Harvest Timing

2019’s weather has been less than kind to many crops, resulting in a lot of unevenness in crop stage. Some fields appear as if there were different crops in one field, making it difficult for farmers to make the decision when to swath or harvest. Drone imagery is a valuable tool to help assess the … Continued

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Control Tough Perennial & Annual Weeds With Pre Or Post Harvest

Every year brings its share of troublesome weeds, and the fall is the best time to control perennial and winter annual weeds. There are 5 main benefits of a fall weed control program. Control of perennial weeds like Canada Thistle, quack grass and perennial sow thistle is best with a pre-harvest application when these weeds … Continued

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Simplify Soybean Yield Estimation with the 21 Rule

Many farmers often like to estimate soybean yield late in the season. Ideally, the closer the beans are to maturity, the better the estimate will be. The traditional approach to estimating yield by the formula (pods/acre X seeds)/pod /(seeds/lb.)/(lbs. per bushel) is time consuming and tedious. There is a simpler approach that is based on … Continued

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Has Soybean Cyst Nematode Got Your Number?

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the number one pest of soybeans in Ontario and Quebec, causing significant yield loss, often without growers’ awareness of the problem until populations becoming endemic in a field. Current surveys show SCN has not reached Manitoba but is present just across the border in North Dakota. Where soybeans go, so … Continued

Leverage Your Soil Sample Business to Gain More Sales

Think about this scenario for a moment: A new client calls wanting to know how soon you might be able to grid soil sample 4,000 acres. How accurately can you answer that? You or your staff may already be maxed out with helping clients, but there are 7 good reasons why you may want to … Continued

Keep On Top Of Canola Clubroot By Scouting & Fall Soil Testing

Clubroot is the most devastating soil-borne disease of canola because it is hard to detect until serious losses occur, is impossible to eradicate, and can last 10-20 years in a field. The disease continues its march across western provinces, and more recently has been found in Ontario (Field Crop News). In addition to field scouting, … Continued

Ag Business at Expo-Champs 2019

Exhibitor At The 21st Edition Of Expo-Champs August 27th-29th, 2019 124, rang Charlotte Saint-Liboire, QC Exits 147 & 145 of Highway 20 Ag Business & Crop is pleased to take part in this year’s Expo-Champs in Saint-Liboire as an exhibitor. Offering the tools and training you need for modern farming, Ag Business & Crop helps … Continued