News & Events

THE WAR AGAINST CANADIAN FLEABANE

There is hardly a farmer left in Niagara and Haldimand who cannot identify this troublesome weed after having first sighted this prolific weed specimen about 5 years ago in Wainfleet. We get complaints from nursery operators, fruit growers and other horticultural farmers who cannot control this w...

LEARNING FROM 2017 AND LOOKING TOWARDS 2018

The 2017 cropping season was a ‘unique’ one. Rainy, cool conditions delayed planting significantly, and were followed by more rain and more cold temperatures.

DON'T CHEAT YOUR WHEAT

Don't Cheat Your Wheat2017 was another great year for the wheat crop. While not quite as heavy as 2016, many growers were pleased with yields this year.  With the wet spring and troubles getting the soybean crop into the ground there is concern about our ability to get wheat in this ...

FIGHTING PROBLEM WEEDS

Now that the winter wheat acres are being harvested, growers should be taking inventory of their problem weeds and taking action this fall against these weeds when time permits. Scentless chamomile, wild carrot, curl dock, Canada fleabane, spreading atriplex, annual bluegrass and dandelions...

CROP CORNER- ON THE LOOKOUT FOR WBC IN HALDIMAND AND NIAGARA

July and August is an ideal time to walk corn fields looking for Western bean cutworm (WBC), a pest that has emerged in recent years as a threat to corn crops in Haldimand and Niagara. WBC larvae feed on the silk, pollen and cob tip, and can be found buried in the corn ear late into the fall.