2017 Crop Assessment Tour
2017 is shaping up to be one of the most variable years we have seen in a long time.  Inconsistent weather patterns have caused planting delays, crop emergence issues, compaction problems and a host of other pests.  Other areas have the best crop they have ever seen.   Understanding the crop size , helping growers plan for harvest and what they may do different in 2018 are the opportunities for our tour!   
 
Please mark your calendars for the
2017 Crop Assessment Tour 

 Sept 5 to 8 
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Crop Solutions that Work # 16

Wheat stubble management opportunities
By Graham McLean CCA-ON, CCS, 4R NMS
Crop Sales Specialist
AGRIS Co-operative - Glencoe

      
 
 As wheat harvest begins to wrap up, we have an opportunity to manage either the cover crop or weed control in the stubble. Taking good look at the weeds left behind after harvest is the first step in deciding on a weed control strategy.  One of the main objectives is to prevent weeds from setting seeds. The most effective means to control development of resistant weeds, is to reduce the seed weed bank in the soil.  Reducing the number of weeds reduces selection pressure on the remaining chemistry that is still effective.
 

Essex Soil and Crop Meeting
Essex Soil and Crop
Improvement Association
2017 Twilight Tour
Thursday July 27
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.


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Surplus Equipment

AGRIS Co-operative Ltd.
 SURPLUS EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
  
 BY TENDER


2010 ½ ton Ford F150 Extended Cab
265613 Kilometres
4.6L V8, Automatic
Air, Cruise, Tilt, CD player, tow package
Tan cloth interior
Available for viewing at AGRIS Co-operative Head Office
Tendered bids should be submitted by midnight Friday, July 28, 2017


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Twighlight Tour
Lambton Soil and Crop Improvement Association presents…
Twilight Tour ’2017
 Date: Wednesday August 9/17
Start Time: 4:44 p.m.
Supper & Info Meeting
$5.00 per person
Location:  Ken Nicholson
3178 Kimball road
 Topics

Chris Brown from OMAFRA on the organic amendments 
Demo of spreading of 7 different organic amendment products and calibration procedures. 
-Quick update on the cellulosic co-operative-Dave Park 
Demonstration and discussion on tire deflation kit- Jake Kraayenbrink 
Peter Johnson Q&A to finish the night! 
Questions?
Contact Brad Podolinsky at (519)383-4860 

Members Appreciation Golf Day & BBQ

12 Annual
Members’ Appreciation
Golf Day & Barbeque


Thursday August 10  
10 a.m. Shotgun Start - Registration Starts at 9 a.m.
Deer Run Golf Club, Blenheim
Featuring 18 Holes of Scramble Golf, Steak Barbecue & Door Prizes
Golf and Barbeque Package $75
(Price includes the cost of a mandatory gas cart)
Special Members Only Price – Golf & BBQ Package $60
Barbeque Only $35
Members BBQ Only $30

Click here to download a registration form for your group today!
 

Citizen Scientist
We are looking for some
dedicated citizen scientists!

Would you like to be a citizen scientist with Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow network?
(CoCoRahs) cocorahs.org/Canada

You would be part of a larger community of like-minded people that would help support our 80 automated weather
stations with additional rainfall data to support our new initiative of the AGGrower Daily Dashboard program.
This program allows our local farmers to access field specific climate information on each and every field and also
receive timely agronomic management advice based on the current weather during the growing season.

What is required of you?
  • Currently live in Essex, Chatham-Kent, Lambton, West Middlesex or Elgin Counties
  • Your keen interest and dedication to collecting rainfall
  • An open area free of obstructions at your property
  • Smart phone device, Android or IOS
  • Download the free CoCoRahs app at the app store
  • Record rainfall every time it happens and enter zeros when it does not
What we provide
  • Special rain gauge a $60 value at no charge
  • Installation on your site
  • Set up help
     
    We could use your help! We need 300 volunteers, if you are interested please "CLICK HERE" and fill in the required contact information. We will respond in 48 hours.

           You may also contact Paul deNijs at 226-626-1048

A collaboration of AGRIS Co-operative, Wanstead Farmers Co-operative and Haggerty Creek Ltd.
 
This project is funded in part through Growing Forward 2 (GF2), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.
The Agricultural Adaptation Council assists in the delivery of GF2 in Ontario.


 

AGGrower Daily Dashboard
Three local Agri-businesses team up to create a uniquely local southern Ontario-based weather network to provide better field specific recommendations
 
AGRIS Co-operative Ltd., Wanstead Farmers Co-operative Co. Ltd. and Haggerty Creek Ltd. have initiated the AGGrower Daily Dashboard project to address the need for better and more accurate weather information that will enable growers to enhance their ability to identify, respond quickly and efficiently to climactic events, and ultimately better adapt to and manage day-to-day risk. 

 
“This new tool, part of our Advanced Information Systems suite of programs, provides the growing conditions information needed to fine-tune operational and input decision-making ‘by crop, and by individual field’ using the 4R’s throughout the planting, growing and harvesting season”, explains project lead Dale Cowan, senior agronomist for the three participating firms.

 
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Grower Course Online
 Grower Pesticide Safety Course – Learn and Certify Online
 
Farmers now have the option of taking the Grower Pesticide Safety Course via the internet. Each online course takes place over five days and requires participation in each one of those five days. 
 
This new online option is best suited to those who are self-directed learners, competent in the use of a computer and have access to a high-speed internet connection. The traditional classroom style sessions are also still available. 
 
Click here for the traditional classroom course dates and locations. 
Click here for upcoming dates for the new online courses.
Or call OPEP at 1-800-652-8573
 

Neonic Course
Ridgetown Offering Free Integrated Pest Management Course For Corn, Soybean Growers
The University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus will soon be offering classroom and on-line Integrated Pest Management Courses for corn and soybeans.
These half-day courses are among the requirements farmers need to buy and use neonic-treated corn or soybean seeds under the new provincial government regulations.

http://www.ipmcertified.ca/

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Great Lakes Grain Direct Deposit
Great Lakes Grain offers direct deposit payments
We are pleased to offer you easy and efficient direct deposit services for your grain and oilseed business. Direct deposit offers a number of benefits including:
·  You will no longer have to manually deposit your cheque.
· You will have immediate access to your funds.
· Postal delays and disruptions are eliminated.
We will send you confirmation of our deposit to your account in one of the following ways:
· Electronic information to your email address.
· Facsimile to your fax phone number.
·Through your branch representative.

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To order fuel please call:
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To order Diesel Exhaust Fluid please call:
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Check out our FS Agri-Finance Program!
Contact your local AGRIS Co-operative branch or
Mary Bell at 519-380-2370 or more details!


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CSPC
The Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative (CSPC) is an Ontario-based farmer’s co-operative strives to develop new markets for crop residue materials and new business opportunities, by extracting cellulosic sugars from crop residues. With this, farmers can explore new markets without having to compete for land.

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