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Pub 811 - Agronomy Guide for Field Crops

Agronomy Guide for Field Crops

This publication is a comprehensive guide to field crop production. The latest recommendations on all aspects of producing field crops are included. Information on tillage options, soil management, variety selection, seeding, fertility, harvest, storage and more make this an important tool for a better bottom line. Descriptions of crop problems and more than 150 colour plates help with quick diagnosis. Diagnostic guides and scouting calendars make this publication a useful resource.

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Pub 812 - Field Crop Protection Guide

Field Crop Protection Guide

Publication 812, Field Crop Protection Guide, is the source of pest control information for field crops. The easy to read tables provide information and comments on insect and disease control products for the major field crops including best control options for integrated pest management for each insect and disease. Publication 812 is a companion to Publication 811, Agronomy Guide For Field Crops.

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Pub 75 - Guide to Weed Control

Guide to Weed Control

Discard old editions of this publication. Each year the appropriate sub-committee of the Ontario Pest Management Research and Services Committee reviews the pesticides listed in this publication. To the best knowledge of the committee, at the time of printing, the pesticide products listed in this publication were federally registered and classified by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC).

The information in this publication is general information only. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs does not offer any warranty or guarantee, nor do they assume any liability for any crop loss, animal loss, health, safety or environmental hazard caused by the use of a pesticide mentioned in this publication; nor does Grain Farmers of Ontario. This publication lists a number of brand names of pesticides. It is neither an endorsement of the product nor a suggestion that similar products are ineffective.

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Field Guides

Guide to Early Season Crop Pests

Guide to Early Season Crop Pests

This guide is a tool to help identify pests that attack field crops early in the growing season. Under each pest, the guide outlines how to identify the pest, explains their life cycle and the damage they cause. It also details scouting techniques, thresholds and integrated pest management strategies including cultural, biological and chemical control. Additional information on protecting natural enemies as well as pollinators is also available at the end of the guide.

This guide provides the basics for establishing an integrated pest management strategy for soil borne and early season pests in field crops, which will help target the use of insecticide treated seed to where it is necessary.

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Identifying Wheat Diseases Affecting Heads and Grain

Identifying Wheat Diseases Affecting Heads and Grain

Guide to wheat diseases affecting heads and grain. Covers diseases visible at head emergence, diseases visible during grain development, diseases visible just before harvest and diseases causing problems in other countries.

Learn to recognize common wheat diseases: loose smut, fusarium head blight, stagonospora glume blotch, black chaff, sooty molds, common bunt/dwarf bunt, ergot, and wheat blast.

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Weed ID Guide for Ontario Crops

Weed ID Guide for Ontario Crops

Recognize over 120 species commonly found in and around agricultural fields.

Download ePub (124 MB) Download .pdf (8 MB) Download print-ready .pdf (141 MB)

Print copies are available to be ordered on-demand here.


Performance Trial Reports are now available:

You can find the complete reports below or by visiting, and, to view or print. You can also contact Grain Farmers of Ontario at 1-800-265-0550 to have a copy of the report mailed to you.

2017 Ontario Soybean Variety Trials
2017 Winter Wheat Report
2017 Spring Cereals Report
2016 Hybrid Corn Performance Trials

Harvest Checklist

Harvest checklist (click to open .pdf)
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