Crop Solutions that Work #12

Keep your wheat crop in mind,
there's revenue to protect

By Chris Snip CCA-ON, CCS, 4R NMS
Crop Sales Specialist
AGRIS Co-operative - Cottam

As the corn and soybeans are getting planted, there is still a lot of talk about the wheat crop.  Stripe rust has been top of mind for growers after the situation we had in 2016, but there are other issues in wheat that can come back and haunt us.  While we have observed stripe rust and other diseases in the wheat crop this year, luckily nothing has made a huge impact on large acreages at this point in time.  We are not out of the woods yet. Leaf diseases can still pose a hug problem for maximum yield as well as fusarium head blight.


Karna Tschaikowsky
I am pleased to announce that Karna Tschaikowsky has accepted the position of Essex grain administrator and logistics coordinator, effective immediately. Karna is a recent graduate of the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus.  Karna is originally from Ottawa and currently lives in Ridgetown. She will be taking responsibility for the efficient and coordinated movement of grain in the Essex County between area producers, AGRIS Co-operative, Great Lakes Grain elevator locations and end user facilities. In her spare time, Karna enjoys renovating her house and cheering on her favourite hockey team, the Ottawa Senators.
Karna looks forward to meeting and working with all of our staff and customers. She will be based out of our Stoney Point branch and can be reached at 519-798-3011, cellular 519-816-4638 or by email at  Please join me in wishing Karna every success in her new position.
Co-operatively yours,  
Chad Recker 
Chad Recker  
Stoney Point Branch Manager

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?

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.


CK Farm Safety Day

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(Registration begins at 8:30am)
University of Guelph - Ridgetown Campus
A fun filled, hands-on workshop led by industry professionals
geared to kids aged 5-12.
Topics for demonstrations and discussions include:
Electrical Safety, Grain Safety, Tractor Safety, Fire Safety,
ATV Safety, First Aid, Underground Pipelines, Germs,
and a live PTO Demonstration!
Register your child today - space is limited!
Registration deadline is Friday June 30, 2017 at 4:00pm
To register contact the Kent Federation of Agriculture at:
519 674 1500 ext 63595 or
Cost is $5.00 and includes hot dog lunch, snacks, T-Shirt,
take home ‘goody’ bag & a bike draw!
Parents/Guardians are welcome to accompany their child at the camp.
If you would like to volunteer or require any additional information
contact Cassi Boersma or Angela Vyn at or 519 674 1899
Download complete registration form

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.

Read complete story

We recommend using "Google Chrome" for best results


Dashboard Services

Local Radar
Chatham, ON
Chg Zip Code: 
Local Temps
View complete Local Weather

Local Conditions
Chatham, ON
Chg Zip Code: 
Temp: 17oC Feels Like: 17oC
Humid: 75% Dew Pt: 12oC
Barom: 29.9 Wind Dir: SSW
Cond: N/A Wind Spd: 7 km/h
Sunrise: 5:54 Sunset: 8:56
As reported at ERIEAU, ON at 11:00 PM
View complete Local Weather

5-day Forecast for Chatham, ON
Change Zip Code: 
Date Tue
30 May
31 May
1 Jun
2 Jun
3 Jun
Rain Rain Mostly Cloudy Thunder Storms Thunder Storms
Weather Rain Rain Mostly Cloudy Thunder Storms Thunder Storms
L/H (°C)
14/17 14/17 12/16 14/18 14/17

L/H (°C)
14/17 14/17 12/16 14/18 14/17
Dew Point
12 10 9 13 11
72 70 70 82 73

18 18 14 13 2
45 41 - 60 20
None Rain
0.43 0.41 0.33 0.3 0.36
View complete Local Weather

FS Agri-Finance
Check out our FS Agri-Finance Program!
Contact your local AGRIS Co-operative branch or
Mary Bell at 519-380-2370 or more details!

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.

Read complete story

A list of dates and locations

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

Did You Know?

In 1810 the first American agricultural periodical, the Agricultural Museum, began publication

Fact courtesy of the USDA

Google Search


All Keywords
Any Keyword

Make us your homepage
Follow the steps below to make Agris Coop automatically appear when you launch your browser and when you click the Home button:
  • Open the Edit menu and choose Preferences.
  • Select the Navigator category.
  • Choose Home page under Navigator starts with.
  • In the Home page section, type
    in the Location box.
  • Click the OK button.



In order to see our FOB farm and delivered bids you must login or call any of our locations
“Request Access to the Online Offer Center – Click this Link”  

 Cash Bids shown are an indication only, please contact your local AGRIS branch for specific bids

  High Low Last Chg
Jun 0.744950 0.742200 0.742250 -0.000650
Jul 0.744800 0.742950 0.744800 0.001500
Aug 0.744050 0.743050 0.743500
  High Low Last Chg
Jul 373'6 371'0 371'2 -3'0
Sep 381'4 378'6 379'0 -2'6
Dec 392'0 389'4 389'6 -2'6
  High Low Last Chg
Jul 928'4 922'6 923'6 -2'6
Aug 931'2 925'6 926'6 -2'6
Sep 929'4 924'6 924'6 -3'0
  High Low Last Chg
Jul 439'2 433'6 434'6 -3'4
Sep 452'2 447'2 448'0 -3'2
Dec 474'4 469'0 470'0 -3'4

Intraday Commodities

My Market Watch
Click Here to Customize
@C7N 371'4 -2'6
@S7N 923'6 -2'6
@W7N 434'6 -3'4
@O7N 244'6 0'4
MSFT 69.960000 0.340000
WMT 78.130000 -0.180000
XOM 81.550000 -0.200000
TWX 99.070000 0.102494

We will not be receiving any wheat treated with Manipulator

On-Line Video Tutorial

Mobile Site

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.

Complete details and a downloadable enrolment form

Ticks and Lyme Disease

Dieselex Gold

Dieselex® Gold - Powering and Protecting Diesel Engines
Read more about the benefits of Dieselex Gold!

To order fuel please call:


Dieselex Gold

Diesel Exhaust Fluid
To order Diesel Exhaust Fluid please call:
1-800-363-3058 or
call Mike Dotterman at 519-818-7586

Read complete details and information on Diesel Exhaust Fluid

DTN Daily Video

DTN Videos
5/26/2017 Grains Variable Friday
5/19/2017 Beef Outlook
5/26/2017 Big Soybean Loss Friday
5/26/2017 Northern Plains Dryness Friday

Documents By Email

Would you like to receive your documents by email?

Electronic Communications and Payments
We would like to show you some of the payment options that AGRIS Co-operative and Great Lakes Grain provide.

DTN Grain News
DTN Early Word Grains 05/26 06:03
DTN Midday Grain Comments 05/26 11:07
DTN Closing Grain Comments 05/26 13:48
DTN National HRS Index 05/29
Portland Grain Review 05/25
Grainbelt Weather Roundup
USDA Daily Market Rates 05/26 06:48

DTN Market News
High Water Levels Still Affecting Shipping Traffic on Rivers From Central US to Gulf
DTN Early Word Grains 05/26 06:03
DTN Midday Grain Comments 05/26 11:07
DTN Closing Grain Comments 05/26 13:48
DTN Cattle Close/Trends 05/26 15:45
DTN Early Word Opening Livestock 05/26 08:03
DTN Midday Livestock Comments 05/26 11:50
DTN Closing Livestock Comment 05/26 16:26
DTN Chart Technical Points 05/29 16:30
DTN Feeder Pig Index

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.

Crop Solutions that Work

You Tube Channel
 Did you miss one of our YouTube videos or like to review some of our past videos?

Visit our AGRIS and Wanstead Farmers “YouTube Channel!”

Quote of the Day

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."

~ Mark Twain

This Day In History
May 29, 1983
Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m

more info

Copyright DTN. All rights reserved. Disclaimer.
Powered By DTN