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  • Apr30Thu

    Data Management: The 1st and Free Step Forward Towards Precision Ag?.

    April 30, 2015 by Aaron Stevanus, CCA ON
    Filed Under:
    Precision Agriculture
    As technology has advanced to collect, sort and apply spatial data recorded by your planter, sprayer and harvesting equipment, we now have control over new variables in the field.
  • There is no question that Precision Agriculture is the hot topic in field crop production today. While still in the relative early stages of development, rarely has a new sector expanded so fast, and with so much collective energy devoted to it, as Precision Ag. The entire agronomy industry, from seed companies to crop input suppliers, along...

  • Apr9Wed

    Managing Corn in a High Yielding System

    April 9, 2014 by Aaron Stevanus, CCA ON

    As corn yields continue to increase, it is important to look at how we manage our cropping systems.  Some changes to an existing high yielding system could help to maintain current yields and increase yields to maximize your corn’s true genetic potential.  

    In theory, a bag of corn has the potential to produce 470 bu/ac before it is opened (Tollenaar et al 2001). Once the bag is opened the yield reductions begin to occur based on environmental factors such as:  poor fertility, poor planter maintenance, pests , poor soil health, and the list goes on and on.

  • Apr9Wed

    Cold soils

    April 9, 2014
    Filed Under:
    Planting
    When it comes to 'in-field' cropping activities, nothing rivals the challenge of planting a crop that will have foundation for top-end yield potential.
  • Dec4Wed

    Managing Silage Quality - Storage and Feed-Out

    December 4, 2013 by Aaron Bowman Msc.,
    Filed Under:
    Silage
    This article will focus on bunker management during storage and feed-out
  • Aug29Thu

    Managing your silage before harvest for optimum silage quality

    August 29, 2013 by Aaron Stevanus, CCA ON
    Filed Under:
    Silage
    As the silage crop in Ontario moves away from pollination and towards the grain filling period, harvest management is something that should be taken into consideration, because harvest could only be about one month away.
  • Aug28Wed

    Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS)

    August 28, 2013 by Dan Foster, CCA ON
    Filed Under:
    Soybeans
    Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) is a disease in soybeans that has been prominent in the US Mid-West for many years, but is now becoming more prevalent in Ontario.
  • Jul26Fri

    Corn Maturity - Helpful Tips

    July 26, 2013
    Filed Under:
    Corn
    In this article I hope to provide some insight into grain corn progression towards maturity, and an understanding of the growth stages after tasseling/silking and pollination.
  • Jul26Fri

    Pollination in the Corn Field

    July 26, 2013 by Dave Den Boer CCA-ON
    Filed Under:
    Corn
    Pollination is one of the most critical stages in the life of a corn plant.  Unfortunately, pollination is also one of the least controllable aspects of grain production since its success or failure is mainly influenced by environmental conditions.
  • Mar14Thu

    Getting Your Planter Ready

    March 14, 2013
    Filed Under:
    Planting

    PRIDE Seeds and Case IH partnered to put on a Planter Clinic at the Western Fair Farm Show in London, Ontario. The clinic provided expert advice to producers looking to get their corn off to the best start possible.  Matt Roberts, Territory Sales Manager with CASE IH, offers producers some tips on what to check on their corn planter before...