EDITOR’S NOTE : Your advisors
November 13, 2007 By Peter Darbishire
In each issue of Top Crop Manager we include the comments of Top Crop
Advisors who have previewed selected stories. Their comments accompany stories
and provide a local perspective. Here are their profiles:
Tony Pynenburg farms 2000 acres growing corn, edible beans, soybeans,
wheat and alfalfa near Bright, Ontario.
Leo Guilbeault farms 1100 acres with his brother-in-law, Paul Cazabon
at Belle River in Essex County, Ontario.
Lennie Aarts farms 1600 acres with his brother Peter at Wainfleet, Ontario.
They also custom plant and harvest 1500 acres for neighbouring farmers.
Andy van Niekerk farms 200 acres as well as producing 1200 finishing
hogs three times a year and running a 20 cow/calf operation at Stayner, Ontario.
Hardy Seeds currently operates 600 acres, growing soybeans, corn, barley
and spring wheat at Inkerman, Ontario.
These Top Crop Advisors have added wisdom and practical perspectives of their
own to our stories in the regular Top Crop Manager issues this year (some
do not appear in this issue). Between them, these leaders boast an impressive
list of credentials – from grower organizations, to research committees,
to community services, sports and educational activities. Of course, they are
also recognized for their abilities as crop producers and advisors.
Our editorial team and Top Crop Advisors hope you will put some of the ideas
and new techniques in this and the subsequent issues of Top Crop Manager
to work on your farm to improve your bottom line.
Peter Darbishire, Editor