–This article originally appeared in The Ontario Farmer on July 12, 2016– By Suzanne Atkinson An unusual farm tests heating with manufactured wood products and compares agriculturally produced products with dried farm wood. Seeley’s Bay – He has installed a demonstration hydronic heater for the greenhouse and is evaluating the efficiency of briquettes vs cordwood. She grows 14 varieties of tomatoes […]

Effective soil management pays off when the rain does come Innerkip, Ontario — Even when you do all the right things, there are no guarantees that everything will go as planned. That’s certainly been Tyler Vollmershausen’s experience in this tough cropping year. The young Oxford County cash cropper and his family were named the Ontario […]

Guelph, ON – A recent study by the University of Guelph confirmed that the chemical Triclosan, one of the most commonly used antimicrobials in personal health care products, such as soaps, shampoos and other sanitation goods, does not pose a threat to the food chain or the environment. Triclosan is not water-soluble with 98% of the product removed […]

By Lilian Schaer, for Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association There’s nothing that makes Tyler Vollmershausen happier than sticking a shovel into a field to see what’s happening underground. It’s that passion for soil that is one of the reasons Vollmershausen Farms has been selected as the 2016 Soil Champion, an award handed out annually […]

Guelph, ON – Alan Kruszel, a grain and oilseeds producer from Stormont County has taken over as the President of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) for 2015. Alan, his wife Lorraine and their three children Sam, Sophie and Stephanie, operate Green Meadow Farms in Newington, growing corn, IP soybeans, cereals, sunflowers and […]