Recently, Grain Farmers of Ontario partnered with Fertilizer Canada, OMAFRA, OABA, OFA and CFFO in the signing of a 4R Ontario Cooperation Agreement. The various parties together have contributed funding for over the next three years to help provide solutions for growers facing rising pressures of reducing environmental impacts while maximizing yields and economic benefit.
OMAFRA has recently released a new app, the Soil Residue Calculator. Instead of using a 10′ rope to count the residue, you can take a picture with the app to analyze residue and give you a percentage of cover. It is quite accurate and very user friendly. Be sure to check it out!
Check out the app here: https://aszczeci.github.io/crop_residue/
Across the province there seems to have been a great amount of cover crops planted this summer/fall with good growth in most areas. Some of them might have been planted as an extra forage source for cattle, with hay production being a bit uncertain at times this year, but overall cover crops are looking good. Continue reading “Cover Crops, October 2018 Update”