The 2018 growing season has been one of spotty showers. August has continued that trend with some locations in Lambton and Middlesex counties getting hit with heavy rainfall over a short period of time and starting to show some crop damage. While other locations in Chatham-Kent and Essex are patiently waiting for a few more rain showers to help ripen the early tomato crop in time for harvest in just a few short weeks.
CHATHAM, ONTARIO, August 10, 2018 – Conditions appear to be excellent for the makings of a new provincial yield record for corn. Sunshine, recent moisture and crop heat units (CHU) are combining at the right time to optimize grain fill. With soybeans things remain very hopeful for an above average crop with some growers having the opportunity to produce their career best yields.
Grower Technology Day Thursday August 23 Maynard Line (just east of Communication Road), southeast of Chatham Agenda 7:45 a.m. registration 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. presentations tent 9:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. rotating field presentations 12:15 p.m. lunch
Presentations on cover crop equipment, cover crops and AGRIS Mn5, biological seed treatments corn and soybeans, high N and abiotic stresses , variable N rates and N stabilizers and new technologies.
To reserve your seat please RSVP your attendance to your local crop sales specialist or AGRIS branch by Thursday August 16
9th Annual Crop Assessment Tour September 4th to 7th 2018 is shaping up to be one of the most variable years we have seen in a long time. Inconsistent weather patterns have caused planting delays, crop emergence issues, compaction problems and a host of other pests. Other areas have the best crop they have ever seen. Understanding the crop size , helping growers plan for harvest and what they may do different in 2019 are the opportunities for our tour! Would you like one of your fields assessed? Fill out our online form here! Follow us on Twitter #glgtour18 Sponsored by
Results will be announced at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock at the FS Co-operatives tent, 4th Lane North Middle
Are you looking for a hands-on career opportunity supporting local farms and farm families in your community to expand their participation in the Agri-Food Value Chain? AGRIS Co-operative Ltd. is looking for full-time operator to join our team in StoneyPoint and support our locations across Essex. As part of the branch yard team you will assist in the delivering of agriculture innovation and services in our communities to enhance farm owner profitability.
Are you looking for an opportunity to Lead a Team of Retail Bulk Petroleum and Propane Professionals in growing market share with in and around the communities supported by AGRIS Co-operative?
AGRIS Co-operative Ltd.has a Leadership opportunity for an EnergyManager to join our AGRIS Team. As the Energy Manager, you will plan, implement, and manage energy growth to ensure AGRIS Co-operative Ltd. attains predetermined objectives in both wholesale and retail sales volume, gross margin, expense control, net contribution and R.O.A.M. AGRIS distributes petroleum products to farm consumers, home heat accounts, retail gasoline outlets and to other consumers in commercial and institutional markets.
Essex Soil and Crop Improvement Association Annual Twilight Tour August 23 at5 p.m. Honourable Eugene F. Whelan Experimental Farm (Woodslee Research Station) 1367 Country Road 46 in Woodslee Topics covered include: cover crops, soil health, nitrogen inhibitors and crop rotation A BBQ and refreshments will be provided For more information contact Michael Dick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-776-5209 ext. 369
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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.
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.