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Ontario Farmer Articles

The Ontario CCA office is always looking for more articles, so try your hand at composing one. Articles should be 500-600 words in length, deal with any agronomic topic or issue, and not contain any company or product specific promotion.

Below are the most recent articles written by fellow Ontario CCAs: 

4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Launches This Fall in Ontario-By Steph Kowalski

Fusarium Head Blight and its Control -By Dr. Tarlok Singh Sahota 

Sulphur in Row Crops -By Carley Matheson

Keeping Pastures Productive Despite the Weather -By Jack Kyle

Sweetcorn:What you should consider before selecting the right hybrid for your farm-By Jim Anderson

Considering Test Plots? -By Mike Bakker

Global Phosphorus Flows and Form-By Tom Bruulsema

Municipal Biosolids Programs Can Improve Soil Health- By Mark Janiec

Liming Acidic Soils to Improve Soil and Crop Productivity-By Dr. Tarlok Singh Sahota 

Soil Phosphorus Stratification-By Dr. Tom Bruulsema 

Foliar Nutrition-By Mike Bakker 

Phosphorus and Photosynthesis-By Dr. Tom Bruulsema 

Municipal Biosolids Application Using 4 R's Nutrient Management Stewardship-By Mark Janiec 






2017 Soil & Water Information Day Presentations:

1. Comparing Costs and Benefits of Natural Channel Design to Traditional Designs in Rural Drainage

          Tim Brook, Water Management Engineering Specialist, OMAFRA

2. Edge-of-Field Monitoring Findings in Relation to Tillage and Fertilizer Placement

          Mark Williams, USDA 

3. Organic Amendments: How Does Composition, Timing and Placement Impact N and P Losses?

          Christine Brown, OMAFRA

4. Soil Health Monitoring on a Field-Watershed Scale

          Ross Wilson, Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority 

6. Revising the P Index

          Keith Reid, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada



 Our Archives are broken into four sub sections. CLick on the one you wish to review.

Crop Management

Integrated Pest Management

Nutrient Management

Soil and Water Quality


Crop Management:

Are You Looking at Your Crops? -By Robert Moloney

Pottasium Use in Field Crops -By Jonathon Zettler

Alternative Tillage Systems to Save Time and Fuel -By Dr. Tarlok Singh Sahota

Good Crop Rotations Maximize Yield Potential and Income per Acre -By Bob Thirlwall

Variable Rate Seeding -By Dale Cowan

Management Tips for Winter Wheat -By Murray Van Zeggelaar

Why Should You Care if Your Crop Advisor is Certified? -By Susan Fitzgerald

Yield Data + Performance vs. Price -By Doug Alderman

Leafy Silage- The Mew Kid on the Block -By Frank Flanagan

Nodulation in Soybeans - Exactly What is it? How Do I Know if it is Happening in my Field? -By Doug Alderman

Will There be Winterkill in 2009? -By Scott Banks

Yield Map Assessment -By Dale Cowan

Management Tips for Winter Wheat Planting -By Murray Van Zeggelaar

The Mystique of Organic Farming -By Hugh Martin

Wintertime is a Good Time - to Plan Your Planting! -By Doug Alderman

Is my Corn Going to Make it? -By Shawn Damen

Planting Depth of Corn -By Murray Van Zeggelaar

Recognizing Excellence -By Susan Fitzgerald

Tissue Testing - Another Tool for Managing Crop Nutrition -By Colin Smith

Correct Hybrid/Variety Choices - How to Choose Wisely? -By Shawn Damen

Planting Management Tips for Winter Wheat -By Robert Moloney

Stress. Sugar, Test -By Dale Cowan

What is a CCA? -By Susan Fitzgerald

End of Season Cornstalk Test -By Greg Patterson

Purpling in Corn Seedings -By Annie DesRosiers

A Successful Plan is a Plan for Success -By Jason Casselman

Evaluating your Crop Plan -By Jason Casselman

Harverst is your "Report Card" -By Dr. Keith Reid

Forage Yield Response to Cutting Height and Cutting Time at Dusk or Dawn -By Dale Cowan

Producing High Quality IP Soybeans -By Eric Bosveld

Good Crop Rotations Maximize Yield Potential and Income per Acre -By Bob Thirlwall


Integrated Pest Management:

Prevent Glyphosate Resistance -By Craig Chapple

Glyphosate Resistance -By Bryan Cook

Fall Weed Control, Money Well Spent? -By Chad Burley

Soil Borne Insect Problems in Corn -By Mike Folkard

Fall Weed Control -By Robert Moloney

Empty Pesticide Container Collection -By Russel Hurst

Sampling for Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) -By Dale Cowan

Weed Shifts and Herbicide Resistance -By Robert Moloney

Asian Soybean Rust -By Mark Raymond

Western Bean Cutworm -By Jonathan Zettler


Nutrient Management:

Boron Facts -By Don MacMillan

Municipal Sewage Biosolids Provide Significant Cost Savings to Ontario Farmers -By Mark Janiec

Calcium Nutrition in Plants -By Greg Patterson

Influence of Soil pH on Fertility, SCN and Plant Disease -By Dale Cowan

Crop Nutrient Economics: Price Ratios -By Dr. Tom Bruulsema

Ammonia Emission from Fertilizer -By Dr. Tom Bruulsema

Manure as an Asset -By Dale Cowan

Nitrogen Rate, Type and Timing in Winter Wheat -By Matt Coffey

Nutrient Recommendation Philosophies -By Dale Cowan

Will Biotechnology Replace Nitrogen Fertilizer? -By Tom Bruulsema

Municipal Biosolids Land Application Programs Provide Important Nutrients to Farms -By Marc Janiec

Nitrogen Management on Sandy Soils -By Murray Van Zeggelaar

Phosphorus & Potassium, Two Essential Turf Macronutrients -By Achille Correggia

Zinc is Important for Corn -By Dr. Tarlok Singh Sahota

Nitrogen Rates on Winter Wheat -By Chris Armstrong

Nutrient Application Training Required by Custom Applicators -By Marc Janiec

What does Fertilizer Quality Mean to you? -By Dr. Keith Reid

Managing Nitrogen Applications in Corn - Finding the Right "Rate" -By Steve Redmond

Lime Use is Ontario Agriculture -By Rick Rell

Managing Pottasium (K) Content in Forages for Dry Cows -By Dale Cowan

Limiting Nutrient Leaks -By Dr. Tom Bruulsema


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