Corn
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) staff published their corn seasonal summary for 2018, covering planting, pollination and grain fill, as well as harvest. 
From drought-like conditions in Manitoba to DON challenges in Ontario corn, Top Crop Manager tackled the highlights of the season in its Corn Season in Review webinar. Ben Rosser, corn specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and Morgan Cott, field agronomist with the Manitoba…
The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) releases new cost-share opportunities to support DON testing to assist Ontario's grain farmers with high levels of DON (vomitoxin) contamination in this year's corn crop. 
The Ontario Corn Committee (OCC) releases the interim report of the 2018 Ontario Hybrid Corn Performance Trials for all areas except Exeter, Ilderton, Woodstock and Belmont.
The Ontario and federal government announced steps to help farmers experiencing high levels of deoxynivalenol (DON), including applicable funding to cover a portion of DON-related expenses.
The Gibberella ear rot outbreak, resulting in high levels of DON in corn this year, has caused much concern to Ontario producers. At its annual meeting on Nov. 13, the Ontario Corn Committee (OCC) spent much time discussing how best to respond to the outbreak, and said in a statement it…
Irrigated corn has been a mainstay in southern Alberta, but as corn breeders push the maturity barriers lower, corn has become more appealing to dryland farmers. In order to develop agronomic recommendations specific to dryland corn production, Farming Smarter, an applied research organization at Lethbridge, Alta. conducted a three-year study…
Two hundred bushels of corn without any nitrogen (N) fertilizer? That happened in 2016 at St. Adolphe, Man., and is one of the more surprising results of a Manitoba Agriculture research trial.
A new computer modeling study shows that corn yields improved under diversified rotations versus corn grown in monoculture.
It’s the beginning of September and the growing season is on the final stretch. Perhaps you’re impatient and can’t wait until harvest to get an idea of what your corn yield is looking like. How do you come up with a pre-harvest corn yield estimate? And while you are out…
Genetics, agronomics and better practices are all coming together in the grain corn industry in Western Canada.
Making more money on the same amount of land – it’s a mantra for today’s farmers, and one that’s increasingly relevant as land prices and production costs continue to rise.A Sarnia refining company is helping local farmers expand their return per acre by providing a market for an otherwise low-value…
A look at some of the new corn varieties available to growers for the 2018 planting season. 
The highest recorded corn yield is 532 bushels per acre set by David Hula at Charles City, Virginia in 2015 in an annual contest conducted by the National Corn Growers Association in the United States. By comparison, the highest yield in 2016 in Manitoba Corn Growers Association’s annual yield contest…
Researchers have discovered a way to boost the nutritional value of corn—the world’s largest commodity crop—by modifying the plant with a bacterial gene that causes it to produce methionine, a key nutrient.The discovery could benefit millions of people in developing countries, such as in South America and Africa, who depend…
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