Residue, a Love Hate Relationship!

A properly performing combine is the greatest asset when it comes to establishing a winter wheat crop. Year after year, properly managing residue serves to be one of the most challenging management steps for most who are looking to establishing winter wheat. Residue and wheel tracks are going to be the biggest dilemmas for most producers this fall. Read more to find out how to manage both! Read More

Preparing for Fall

Some parts of the province have crops advancing quickly! Now is a great time to get the harvesting and planting equipment out of the shed to make sure it is ready to go. A properly performing combine and a well tuned drill are essential for successful winter wheat establishment. Read more to find out what to look for when servicing the combine and drill! Read More

“What does $7.00 wheat mean to your farm operation?”

“I can’t make enough money growing wheat…” is a very frequent challenge we get from growers at meetings and farm shows. We could not disagree more! There have been some real opportunities in place right now for forward focused Ontario Wheat Growers to lock in some profit. Cal Whewell and Shawn Schill weighed in and offered their thoughts to us. Read More

Ready-Set-Harvest

Wheat harvest is progressing rapidly in the southern part of the province. Whether you have started to harvest or are waiting patiently, there are always things to look for and check on the combine and header to ensure harvest is smooth and trouble free. Read more to find out what the professionals combine and header checklist entails. Read More

Managing Phantom Yield Loss

Ever wonder why the earliest harvested wheat is the highest yielding and best quality? Phantom yield loss is real and it happens. The most crucial late season wheat management strategy is getting the crop off the field quickly! Read more to find out what causes Phantom Yield Loss and how to manage it. Read More

Stripe Rust Found in Ontario

The first reports of stripe rust in Ontario came from south of St. Mary's yesterday. Disease pressure is low however, being proactive is KEY to managing this disease. Later planted fields with susceptible varieties would be the ones to watch first. Significant yield losses can occur if not managed swiftly. Read more to find how to effectively manage stripe rust. Read More