Bochar in Temperate Agriculture, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Berkley Room, Bingemans, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener. Free, register (Bochar Registration Form) by February 8. uwsoilbiochar@gmail.com or 519-888-4567×37552

by Christine Brown, Nutrient Management Lead, OMAF and MRA BMP’s suggest that seed placed fertilizer, residue management and cover crops will help prevent soil phosphorus from reaching water courses. Manure application requires extra attention to prevent phosphorus losses, especially during winter and snow melt conditions. Phosphorus (P) is essential to plant growth. Crop root growth […]

BFO, GFO, and OMAFRA present Grazing Your Cover Crops Field Days. Topics: Cover Crops for Cattle, Fencing Models, Networking Opportunities, Cover Crop Walk. Free with a light lunch provided, but please register early to secure a spot by contacting the Agricultural Information Contact Centre 1.877.424.1300 or ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca CHATHAM – Saturday, November 10, 9 am to […]

BFO, GFO, and OMAFRA present Grazing Your Cover Crops Field Days. Topics: Cover Crops for Cattle, Fencing Models, Networking Opportunities, Cover Crop Walk. Free with a light lunch provided, but please register early to secure a spot by contacting the Agricultural Information Contact Centre 1.877.424.1300 or ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca NEUSTADT – Saturday, October 27, 9 am to […]

BFO, GFO, and OMAFRA present Grazing Your Cover Crops Field Days. Topics: Cover Crops for Cattle, Fencing Models, Networking Opportunities, Cover Crop Walk. Free with a light lunch provided, but please register early to secure a spot by contacting the Agricultural Information Contact Centre 1.877.424.1300 or ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca OMEMEE – Thursday, October 25, 9 am to […]

Soil Health and Cover Crop Field Day, Tom and Lynn Tyhurst, 29701 Cuthbert Road, Dresden. Field Tours: 3 pm. Dinner: 5 pm. Speaker Program: 6 pm. Farmer Panel: Cover Crops and Reduced Tillage with Dan Petker, Port Rowan; Mike Strang, Exeter; Kevin Nixon, London. Can Cover Crops Affect P losses? Dr. Merrin Macrae, University of […]

The OMAFRA Soil Team, along with Upper Thames River Conservation Authority, is hosting a soil management day on August 22nd. The event runs from 9am-3pm (registration starts at 8:30am). The day starts and ends at Wildwood Conservation Area Visitor Centre, Saint Marys, ON and the in-field activities will take place near Brooksdale, Oxford County, at […]

OMAFRA Meeting for Sweet Corn and Pumpkin Growers in Indian River (near Peterborough), with Elaine Roddy, Vegetable Crop Specialist. 7 pm to dusk. Topics include: field scouting, diagnostics, production topics, squash bees, pollination and fruit set.

by Christine Brown, Nutrient Management Lead – Field Crops, OMAFRA The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, “Where is the best location to temporarily store the manure?” With society’s […]

by Christine Brown, Nutrient Management Lead – Field Crops, OMAFRA Manure applied to wheat crops or to forage crops can be an excellent option, but not in winter on frozen soils. Manure application in winter should not ever be part of a manure management plan. Rather, it should be part of a contingency plan, because […]

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