My Experience with the 4R Concept of Crop Management By Mike Parker CCA-ON Crop Sales Specialist Wanstead Farmers' Co-operative - Alvinston
Now that the harvest is pretty much complete, it’s time to reflect on the past harvest and consider options for 2016. The weather has made this year very interesting. Some areas had a dry start to the spring, then a wet June. The summer weather was pleasant and August got dry. Whatever weather we got we had no choice, but to deal with it and figure out how to maintain yield potential. What I did notice is where we paid attention to details, we were better off and that is when it hit me the 4 R Stewardship program approach pays.
Please contact your local Wanstead Farmers' Co-operative branch for more details.
Ontario Neonic Regulations
August 10, 2015
For the 2016 planting season, the Ontario government is looking for a 50 per cent reduction in neonic treated acres. The following is a summary of what you need to know and what you need to do for the 2016 crop year as we know today.
If you choose to buy 50 per cent or less neonic treated corn and soybean seed, no pest assessment is required, but a Seed Amount Declaration is required to be submitted to your seed supplier(s)
Over 50 per cent neonic seed use, requires a pest assessment submitted with seed order intentions
12/01/2015 Dryness Affecting Australia Wheat Tuesday
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.