Ontario Grain Farmer
The magazine of Grain Farmers of Ontario
APRIL/MAY 2015
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Controlled drainage
Treena Hein
Soil economics
Rebecca Hannam
Local conservation
Christina Franc
Industry collaborates on pollinators
Meghan Burke
Protecting Pollinators
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Sound advice
Laura Ferrier, CCA-ON
Corn management trials
Rachel Telford
Understanding precision agriculture
Doug Aspinall, Nicole Rabe, and Ian McDonald; Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
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Lisa McLean
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Future of grain
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The future of wheat
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Controlled drainage
MEASURING THE ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
Treena Hein

THE INSTALLATION OF controlled drainage and the equipment to measure its effects is now complete at the farm of Henk and Annie Van Den Berg in Lucan, Ontario. PHOTO: TILE RUNOFF WILL BE SAMPLED ANNUALly USING A HACH – AMERICAN SIGMA 24-BOTTLE
The future of wheat
WEB SPECIALMUCH LIKE FARMERS needing to anticipate markets, weather, and availability when ordering seed many months before planting, plant breeders face the unique challenge of solving today’s problems while anticipating future issues.
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Understanding precision agriculture
THIS ARTICLE IS the third in a series intended to introduce and explain the concept of management zones, to provide a process to define, delineate, and characterize management zones, and to outline the kinds of data and computer tools needed to be
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