Crop Solutions that Work # 25
White Mold in Beans 
By Dale Cowan CCA-ON
Senior Agronomist/Sales Manager
AGRIS Co-operative & Wanstead Farmers' Co-operative

At the risk of sounding like “Captain Obvious,” we have white mold in soybeans. By now we have seen wilting in patches of the field. Upon inspection you see the white fuzzy mold. After a few days that white fuzzy mold will condense into the hard, black, rat dropping looking pieces. These are called sclerotia, these are the over wintering reproductive stage of the disease.

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2014 IP Variety Reports

Crop Solutions that Work #24

Fall Weed Management Strategies 
By Tyler Sabelli
Crop Sales Specialist
AGRIS Co-operative - Leamington

Post-harvest weed control is a relatively new option that most growers have yet to take advantage. If harvest is in full swing, growers have many jobs to do and post-harvest weed control is usually not at the top of the list. In the current economy, it is important to invest your money in a way that will yield the most value from every dollar. 

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity
Area Managers

AGRIS Co-operative Ltd. is a dynamic and successful farmer owned co-operative that prides itself on providing quality agronomic and grain marketing solutions for our customer/owners. We are a leader in precision farming technology, seed, agronomy and petroleum services. As a result of our positive growth and reorganization we have immediate openings for two enthusiastic, highly self- motivated Area Managers.


Twilight Tour
Essex Soil & Crop Improvement Association
The Essex Soil and Crop Improvement Association will be holding their Annual Farm Twilight Tour this year at Mike Mailloux Farms, the 2013 Essex Conservation Farm Award winner.  The date is Saturday, September 6th, 2014, beginning at 10:00 am.  The tour will take place at the Mike Mailloux Farm located at 9335 Lakeshore Rd 303, Stoney Point.  The focus of this year’s event is ‘Agronomy Tune-Up’.   Fertilizer Management & Other Agronomy Issues will be demonstrated and discussed.  An agricultural drone will also be demonstrated.
For more information phone 519 776 5209 ext 369


Canada's Outdoor Farm Show

2014 Crop Assessment Tour
2014 Crop
Assessment Tour

September 2, 3, 4 & 5

A partnership of Ontario based agricultural co-operatives led by Great Lakes Grain, AGRIS Co-operative, FS PARTNERS, Wanstead Farmers’ Co-operative, Lucknow District Co-operative, Huron Bay Co-operative, North Wellington Co-operative Services and Sunderland Co-operative. Providing corn and soybean market intelligence for the benefit of our farmer-owners
  • Providing crucial scouting on agronomic observations, including plant populations, ear sizes on corn, pod and bean counts on soybeans for yield estimates across southwestern and central Ontario
  • Information gathered will assist us so we can help farmers in growing and selling their crops throughout the marketing cycle.
  •  In total we will have more than 1,000 yield checks on corn and soybeans
  • We will have more than 100 crop sales specialists and agronomy staff conducting checks from our participating partners   
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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. What to expect from the online course and what are the requirements?
-- Click here for more info. 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

Quote of the Day

"This is not a black and white world
To be alive
I say the colors must swirl
And I believe
That maybe today
We will all get to appreciate
The beauty of gray"

~ Ed Kowalczyk,  Lead singer of the music group "LIVE"

This Day In History
August 21, 1321
160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake

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



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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.

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Disposal of Empty Pesticide and Seed Bags

CleanFARMS is partnering with AGRIS Co-operative to deliver a pilot program for the safe collection and disposal of empty pesticide and seed bags.
This pilot project is part of the agricultural industry’s commitment to the responsible management of its products throughout their entire lifecycle and will help determine the feasibility of a permanent provincial program.
Please do your part and help develop a successful collection program in Ontario.

Did You Know?

In 1874 the Pressure cooker was invented; patents were first granted in 1902, but it was not in general use until 1935

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