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New website helps cereal production

With prices for wheat and other cereals at high levels, a new website developed by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the University of Guelph and Bayer CropScience pledges to help growers maximize their cereal production.


March 7, 2008
By Bayer CropScience

March 6, 2008


Guelph, ON – A new web resource for Ontario and Quebec cereal growers houses product information, programs and technical resources to maximize cereal production. Hosted by Bayer CropScience, www.cerealcentral.ca is a new cereal-specific website to help growers get the most from their cereal crop.

In addition to the company’s cereal portfolio, the new site offers resources to help identify fungal diseases, correctly time fungicide applications and more clearly identify stages of cereal development when making application decisions. It also has tips on how to guard against herbicide resistance.

"Cereal production is a complex business, and with an increase of cereal production this year, we want to make sure that growers maximize their investment," says Greg Good, Portfolio Manager, Row Crops for Bayer CropScience. "All the resources and information we have to offer cereal growers is in one central location on this new site – whether you’re identifying a fungal issue or determining the optimal spray timing – this site provides solutions."

One of the new resources is A Field Guide to Cereal Staging – a unique new resource for cereal growers, developed in collaboration between the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the University of Guelph and Bayer CropScience. The staging guide brings the Zadoks scale to life with full-colour photographs and detailing key stages of cereal development. The new guide can be downloaded from www.cerealcentral.ca or a free printed copy can be ordered through the site.