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.
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 email@example.com Please join me in wishing Karna every success in her new position.
Co-operatively yours, Chad Recker Chad Recker Stoney Point Branch Manager
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.
CK Farm Safety Day
CHATHAM KENT 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
Check out our FS Agri-Finance Program! Contact your local AGRIS Co-operative branch or Mary Bell at 519-380-2370 or more details!
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.
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
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.