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Utilizing this year's harvest data for next year's cropping decisions By Cory Cowan Crop Sales Specialist AGRIS Co-operative - Chatham
As we begin to assess last years’ crop performances, we can gain some knowledge that may help us with future decisions. One of the main discussions is always around hybrid corn and soybean variety field placement. Typically, we compare hybrids at harvest via firsthand experience, talking with our fellow farmers as well assessing plot data for our area and soil type.
I am pleased to announce that Shawn Gall has accepted the position of customer service manager for our Muirkirk location, effective immediately. Shawn is a graduate of the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus with a diploma in agriculture.
The corn VOM levels have resulted in a volatile period as the industry determines solutions to best cope with the situation. We are seeing vomitoxin at unprecedented levels. Vomitoxin appears to be widespread through the province with both very high and very low levels in the same areas. Our experience has been so far that vom levels are variable to say the least and are spread throughout our trading area.
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.
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.