By Mike Veenema CCA-ON Crop Sales Specialist AGRIS Co-operative - Chatham
Soon we will be planning to head to the fields and often the first task for row crops is controlling weeds. Usually a two-pass system with a burn-down and a residual with effective multiple modes of action, followed in crop for a cleanup pass is a good start for your weed control strategy. Depending on the cropping system, some aggressive tillage may also be an option.
Wanstead Farmers' Co-operative is looking for reliable, hardworking individuals:
Wanstead Farmers Co-operative is looking for seasonal general labourer’s to join our team in both our Alvinston and Wanstead locations. As part of the yard team with Wanstead Farmers Co-operative, you will assist in delivering agriculture products and services to farm producers in our region.
Wanstead Farmers Co-operative is looking for seasonal truck driver/general labourer to join our team in both the Wanstead and Alvinston branches. The position, which requires a valid DZ license, will involve delivering agriculture products and services to farm producers in our region as well as performing general labour tasks.
Your family is your pride and joy. Whether you are raising children, watching out for your partner, or checking in on Dad after a long day in the field, you would do anything to keep them safe, while preserving the farm experience for future generations.
The theme for this year’s 4-H Essay Contest is: “How can co-operatives demonstrate their value to the next generation of agriculturists?" The contest is open to all Ontario high school students who are members of 4-H.
You can get started by visiting the GROWMARKor 4-H Ontario website to learn the full details on the program. Fill out the requested title page, write an impressive essay and email or mail your package to GROWMARK Ontario region office for a chance to become the Ontario provincial winner for 2018.
First place will receive $500 and the winner’s 4-H Association will also receive $300. Two runners-up each win $125.
Essays should be approximately 500 words, typed and double-spaced. The postmarked entry deadline for Ontario 4-H members is May 15.
The essay contest has been in place for many years, sponsored by the GROWMARK System and FS member co-operatives, in conjunction with US state FFA leaders and 4-H Ontario, to help young people develop their writing skills, learn about current issues affecting agriculture, and understand the unique role of co-operatives.
Grower Pesticide Courses
Grower Pesticide Safety Course Ontario Pesticide Education Program (OPEP) Saturday April 7, 2018 Wyoming - Christian Reform Church Registration is through the OPEP website www.opep.ca or by phone 1-800-652-8573
Areas of western through southeastern Midwest and into the Southeast will see mixed precip Saturday. The Far West will see snow and rain that might move into the Plains early next week » More DTN Weather Commentary
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Quote of the Day
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent; it is the one that is most adaptable to change."