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Ontario’s tender fruit and apple growers have joined forces with a local agtech company to further develop its smartphone-powered computer vision system for Ontario tree fruit.
Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers, is unveiling details for the 2022 March Classic – Sowing the Seeds of Opportunity, Innovation, and Tomorrow.
4-H Ontario is hosting a silent auction for a 2021 Honda Foreman TRX520 from Kitchener Waterloo Honda.
To protect Canadians from possible health risks, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing temporary import conditions for romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley (Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito, and Monterey counties) in California for the 2021 growing season.
2021 has shown strong sales of new farm equipment
Canadian Federation of Agriculture President, Mary Robinson, is reflecting on what she calls a lively ag leaders debate. Last week's event brought together national parties to question them on the pressing issues affecting Canadian agriculture today. "It felt like a great debate. It was lively, but it was also respectful," said Robinson, noting the ag debate is the one chance for Canadian farmers to get a glimpse of how each party views their partnership with agriculture.
The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation has issued a call for proposals from organizations looking for project funding through the Conservation and GROW Trusts. $9 million dollars is available for 2022. Program manager, Tim Sopuck, explained they've launched a two-stage application process.
Overall demand for farm equipment is projected to remain strong this year due to a combination of strong prices for most crops and low interest rates. However, drought in Western Canada and supply chain disruptions are clouding the outlook for 2022, according to an analysis by Farm Credit Canada senior economist Leigh Anderson.
The Manitoba harvest is near two-third complete, with plenty of canola coming off this past week. The latest weekly crop report on Tuesday pegged the overall harvest in the province at 65% complete, up from about 50% the previous week and 4 points ahead of the five-year average. An estimated 63% of the Manitoba canola crop was in the bin, compared to just 32% a week earlier
Estimated national corn and soybean production has been revised higher from August, with farmers in Ontario expected to see record corn yields this year. Tuesday’s updated crop production report from Statistics Canada put this year’s Canadian corn crop at 14.36 million tonnes, up from the agency’s August estimate of 13.67 million and roughly 6% above a year earlier. Meanwhile, national soybean output is now projected at 5.88 million tonnes, up slightly from 5.82 million in August but still down from 6.35 million in 2020.
Jeremy Clarkson has spoken candidly about the ups and downs of his first two years as a newbie farmer and revealed his hopes for the future, during a question-and-answer session hosted by the NFU. The 61-year-old TV presenter-turned-farmer joined NFU president Minette Batters on the stage for the hour-long event, which took place in Westminster, […]
Soaring nitrogen prices are encouraging livestock producers to consider ‘alternative’ sources such as white clover, reports Barenbrug UK. With UK-produced ammonium nitrate nudging £297/tonne in AHDB’s fertiliser price series – an increase of nearly 50 per cent on the year, taking it to its highest price point for seven years – clover’s in-built nitrogen-fixing ability […]
Reducing emissions while maintaining productivity is the goal for most farms as they look for ways to reduce their impact and become carbon neutral. While every farm will have its own starting point, calculating a carbon footprint makes it easier to look for ways to improve it and take appropriate action. See also: 5 cultivation […]
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A Surrey farmer is demanding clarity from the Environment Agency (EA) on behalf of all farmers over its effective ban on most manure applications to arable land in the autumn. Peter Knight has an agreement with Thames Water to spread treated sewage sludge, also known as “biosolids”, each autumn on a third of the fields […]
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Norfolk farmer James Tallowin is the winner of Farmers Weekly’s Harvest Photography Competition 2021. James took the stunning image (above) which appears on the cover of this week’s magazine at Willow Farm, Hickling. “I’ve always enjoyed photography and have a DSLR camera, but this one was snapped with a smartphone – it surprised me how […]
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Consultants and cereals experts have backed the wheat variety Extase after growers across England reported sporadic cases of under-developed ears and shrivelled grain. The variety is hugely popular and accounts for about 10% of the UK wheat crop, according to Niab’s cereal varieties expert Clare Leaman, who said the vast majority of the crop had […]
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A global glyphosate shortage has triggered warnings for farmers to review their autumn requirements for the world’s most widely used herbicide. Supply has struggled to keep up with demand and manufacturers have blamed a number of factors, including transport and logistics problems, and the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, on-farm prices of branded and generic […]
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As the industry is encouraged to move towards sustainable agriculture and sustainable food production, soil and soil health is a key area of focus. With its links to improving nutrient cycling and water holding capacity, soil health offers significant sustainability and productivity outcomes. There are also pressing policy and business reasons to focus on soil […]
The fact that harvest has carried on a week into September is unusual enough for us, but to still be making hay at the same time is a first as far as I can remember. Mud and worm casts on the crops, which cause problems in the combine, is also a new experience. Wishing for […]
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The best way to deal with rat infestations is not to have them in the first place. Waiting until you see rats running around the farm is too late. Every rat consumes about 10% of its bodyweight a day, or approximately 25-30g, according to Oliver Madge of PestWise. That’s the cost of having rats on […]
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