Crop Solutions that Work #18

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.

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Crop Solutions that Work # 17

    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. 

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Neil Elmes Earns CCA Certification
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. 
 

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Sean Vink Earns CCA Certification

 
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.  
 

 

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Co-operative Seed Demonstration Plots 2015
AGRIS Co-operative & Wanstead Farmers’ Co-operative have many corn and soybean seed demonstration plots across our trading area. Please contact your local branch to view the plots closest to you.
 

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