Optimizing Yields By Dale Cowan CCA-ON Senior Agronomist/Sales Manager AGRIS Co-operative and Wanstead Farmers' Co-operative
If you want “killer yields,” then you need to remove the “yield killers.” Obviously tile drainage comes to mind. Despite the excess rainfall there still remains the need to manage the essential nutrients and remove the limiting factors to feeding high yield crops. In high yield environments soil fertility is a prerequisite there should be no arguments of placing superior genetic seed solutions into conditions of adequate and balanced fertility.
It's Time to Scout for Soybean Aphids By Neil Elmes CCA-ON Crop Sales Specialist AGRIS Co-operative - Muirkirk Aphids have a fascinating life-cycle and an understanding of their life-cycle will aid in their control. Soybean aphids require two hosts: soybeans and buckthorn. Eggs are laid on the buckthorn in the fall and these eggs overwinter and hatch into nymphs in the spring.
Neil Elmes of AGRIS Co-operative in Muirkirk, has recently been certified by the American Society of Agronomy as a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA). To attain this prestigious certification Neil passed both an International CCA Exam and the Ontario CCA Exam, worked for 27 years as a crop adviser, and provided documentation of professional competence. He also holds a BSC in Agriculture from the University of Guelph.
Sean Vink of AGRIS Co-operative in Chatham, has recently been certified by the American Society of Agronomy as a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA). To attain this prestigious certification Sean passed both an International CCA Exam and the Ontario CCA Exam, worked for four years as a crop adviser, and provided documentation of professional competence. He also holds a business degree from the University of Windsor.
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