The unseasonably warmer temperatures at the start of September stayed around for the entire month, keeping fall at bay a little longer. As October rolls in, it has finally brought in cooler temperatures with the first morning of October dipping into the single digits of 6°C in the AGRIS trading area.
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.
AGRIS Co-operative in Dutton and Thamesville are looking for reliable, hardworking individuals for fall harvest
Applicants with an agricultural background, ability to work irregular hours and have a valid AZ, DZ license would be an asset
To be considered for one of these positions please apply in person to our AGRIS Co-operative branch at 260 Currie Rd in Dutton or 1 Priscilla St. in Thamesville or complete our online application form.
Ontario Neonic Regulations
August 10, 2015
For the 2016 planting season, the Ontario government is looking for a 50 per cent reduction in neonic treated acres. The following is a summary of what you need to know and what you need to do for the 2016 crop year as we know today.
If you choose to buy 50 per cent or less neonic treated corn and soybean seed, no pest assessment is required, but a Seed Amount Declaration is required to be submitted to your seed supplier(s)
Over 50 per cent neonic seed use, requires a pest assessment submitted with seed order intentions
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