July 3, 2018

It seems there is quite a range of growing conditions across the region.  Ranging from full drought with heat stress to good moisture and crops thriving in the heat.  There is no one crop condition rating that will represent everyone.

But there are a couple of thou...

May 1, 2018

Winter Wheat Status- The wheat  has seen a slow and steady green up over the past 10 days.  There has been some minor stand loss in areas where the soil was saturated too long but these areas are small and won't amount to much loss in the big picture.  I am always impr...

March 27, 2018

Spring canola yields have been strong in Ontario in the past two years, but are we meeting our yield potential? Are there ways to profitably increase yields?

In 2017 a  trial was conducted by Deb Campbell of Agronomy Advantage Inc. and Darcy Martin on Darcy’s farm in Ke...

November 7, 2017

We have seen lots of challenges in this year’s soybean production.  The end result is below average yields for roughly 50% of growers. 

Here are some of the issues:

Early season

-Russian Roulette with new varieties. It seems every 5 years or, so the industry overhaul...

August 29, 2017

Getting a few questions for preharvest burndown applications for edible beans and soybeans.  The first white bean applications will likely be the first week of September.  The first soybeans are starting to turn and drop leaves which puts the first soybean harvest appr...

July 27, 2017

Staff Update

Steph is leaving Agronomy Advantage Inc. to take on a new employment adventure.    I wish her well and appreciate all her hard work over the past few years.  I will be bringing in a replacement agronomist to fill the void but in the mean time call me if yo...

March 21, 2017

We’ve received many calls today regarding nitrogen applications on wheat tomorrow. Even though it looks like a good opportunity with the ground frozen, it is too soon to be applying any nitrogen on the wheat yet. There are a few reasons for this:

  1.      Most of the wh...

Wheat & Cover Crops: The interns finished up the final winter wheat preharvest field walks this week. Fields are quite clean and very few needed a preharvest glyphosate application. Red clover stands are struggling under the dry conditions.  Most populations appear to...

June 8, 2016


News Vol 5, 7 Jun 2016



Corn-quickly approaching 6 leaf stage.  We are beginning our second scout and nitrate/tissue tests for the corn.  Some pre-emerge herbicides have not held the weeds back and a clean up pass will likely be needed.  Some stands have gaps due to p...

May 26, 2016

Corn-The region is 85% done planting corn.  A few acres remain to go in.  Very little has emerged to date due mainly to cold soils slowing growth.  Frost over the weekend and this morning has nipped the tips of what has emerged but should have little impact overall.  T...

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