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Getting on with Growing –  Vigilance in Crop Care

Schedule

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 (All Times Eastern Daylight Time)

Now that the season is underway, what pressures are you facing? We’ll talk to experts about emerging issues and opportunities in the field, ways to be more efficient with inputs and how to get the most out of your season.

8:55 to 9:00 am
Welcome to Getting on with Growing – Vigilance in Crop Care

John Greig, Editor of Farmtario, sets the stage for the June 16 digital event day with an overview about what you can learn today. Listen in for special announcements for contests that give all attendees a chance to win exciting and useful products for your farm!

9:00 to 9:45 am
Redirecting Your Nitrogen Fertilizer to Your Crops

Nitrogen fertilizer is a big cost on farms. As fertilizer technology becomes more precise, what's the best option? Dr. Craig Drury, a soil biochemist from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, will speak about what he's found on nitrogen application to your crops - from improved application methods to enhanced efficiency fertilizers - and how it fits with 4R nutrient stewardship.

9:45 to 10:00 am
What’s New in Fungicides from Bayer

Join this Bayer sponsored session hosted by Leanne Freitag, Digital Integration Specialist, to learn about what’s new in fungicides from Bayer. This session features the newest fungicide from Bayer for 2021, Delaro® Complete. Join Todd Woodhouse, Market Development agronomist, to learn about this exciting new fungicide that offers outstanding control of major corn and soybean diseases. Todd, joined by Marieke Patton, will also discuss our proven performer Stratego PRO. Next, join the FieldView team to discover how to conduct fungicide trials on your own farm. The FieldView platform lets you see the bigger picture with easy-to-use field data management and allows you to visualize data layers to help you better evaluate your crop’s performance.

10:00 to 10:30 am
In-season Updates From the Field

Hear from local NK Agronomists about what to watch out for this season in your crops.

10:30 to 10:45 am
Coffee Break

Join our virtual Coffee Shop to catch up face-to-face in a video or audio call with others. You can also take this time to visit sponsors' virtual booths and be on the look out for specials exclusive to attendees!

10:45 to 11:30 am 
Rye Cover Crop Establishment Options into Soybeans

Based on the timing of soybean harvest, cover crop options tend to be limited under Ontario’s conditions. Ian McDonald, Crop Innovation Specialist, and Jake Munroe, Soil Management Specialist, are with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. In 2020, a demonstration was established at the Canada's Outdoor Farm Show site where three maturities of soybeans were planted and then cover crop rye was seeded at different times and methods to explore options. Seedings happened in late August, mid-September, late October and early November in 2020. After monitoring the 2020 demonstration through late fall 2020 and up to mid-spring 2021, data was collected from the various soybean/timing/seeding method plots. Results will be shared during this presentation.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Cultivating Resilience

OFA is proud to present Cultivating Resilience hosted by OFA member, farmer and registered social worker Lauren Van Ewyk. As a farming community, we face a life in which many outcomes are out of our control. We cannot control the weather, commodity prices, or COVID and the impact it’s had on farm regulations, business and our families. Join Lauren as we learn more about mental wellness and the current mental health experiences of farmers across Canada. The workshop is intended to provide attendees with helpful coping strategies to address anxiety, depression and build resilience skills for the future.


Speakers presented by Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Dr. Craig Drury
Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Presentation: Redirecting Your Nitrogen Fertilizer to Your Crops 

Overview: Nitrogen fertilizer is a big cost on farms. As fertilizer technology becomes more precise, what's the best option? Dr. Craig Drury, a soil biochemist from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, will speak about what he's found on nitrogen application to your crops - from improved application methods to enhanced efficiency fertilizers - and how it fits with 4R nutrient stewardship. 

Profile: Dr. Craig Drury is a soil biochemist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. He obtained both his BSc and MSc from McGill University and his PhD in soil science from the University of Guelph. Dr. Drury's research focuses on developing methods to reduce N losses from ammonia volatilization, nitrous oxide emissions and nitrate leaching while enhancing nutrient uptake and crop yields.   

Dr. Drury is the Canadian representative on the Croplands Research Group under the Global Research Alliance committee and he leads the conservation agriculture network. 

Dr. Drury has served as Editor of the Canadian Journal of Soil Science and he is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the Soil Science Society of America Journal, plus he is an Editorial Board member for Agriculture Ecosystems and Environmental Journal. Dr. Drury is a Past President of the Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS) and in 2013 he was recognized as a Fellow in the Canadian Society of Soil Science. Dr. Drury has published 233 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. 



Ian McDonald
Crop Innovation Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

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Jake Munro
Soil Management Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Foos and Rural Affairs 

Presentation: Rye Cover Crop Establishment Options into Soybeans 

Overview: Based on the timing of soybean harvest, cover crop options tend to be limited under Ontario’s conditions. Ian McDonald, Crop Innovation Specialist, and Jake Munroe, Soil Management Specialist, are with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. In 2020, a demonstration was established at the Canada's Outdoor Farm Show site where three maturities of soybeans were planted and then cover crop rye was seeded at different times and methods to explore options.

Seedings happened in late August, mid-September, late October and early November in 2020. August and September seedings were done with spinner and air flow Salford dry spreaders. October seeding used a no-till drill and November was done with the spinner spreader post-harvest with light cultivation both before and after broadcasting being compared. In November, a broadcast to undisturbed soil was also made.

After monitoring the 2020 demonstration through late fall 2020 and up to mid-spring 2021, data was collected from the various soybean/timing/seeding method plots. Results will be shared during this presentation.  

Profile: Ian McDonald has been the Applied Research Coordinator for the Field Crops Unit of OMAFRA since 2000 and Crop Innovations Specialist since 2016, before which he spent 15 years in the ag industry as a researcher on new pesticides with Hoechst and DuPont. Ian holds a B.Sc. (Agr.) in Crop Science, an M.Sc. in Weed Science and a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Guelph.

He is involved in the coordination of research and demonstration activities within the OMAFRA Agriculture Development Branch (ADB) Field Crops unit and is involved in scientific review, protocol and project development, data analysis and reporting among other functions within ADB.

He works with colleagues and partner organizations to find technology tools to enhance producer and advisor knowledge and access to information through research projects, collaborations with academic and farmer partners, online resources and other outreach opportunities. Currently these activities concentrate on: Precision Agriculture, Ag Tech, Soil Compaction, Soil Health and Sustainability in Agriculture.  

Ian has a special interest in sustainable agriculture production systems and helping the farm sector meet more of society’s needs and expectations for win-win results.

Profile: Jake Munroe is a Soil Management Specialist for Field Crops with OMAFRA, and from 2015-2019 was OMAFRA’s Field Crop Soil Fertility Specialist. He has expertise in soil fertility, soil health and cover crop management. Through field days, plot demonstrations and presentations, Jake shares information with Ontario producers on best management practices to improve soil health, nutrient management and crop production. Over the past several years, Jake has lead numerous on-farm trials evaluating spring management of cereal rye cover crops, including planting green and termination by roller crimper. Jake is a Certified Crop Advisor.


Contests

Enter to win a chance to Stock Your Shop with tools & equipment from New Holland!

The Flip & Win with Farmtario contest runs from May 17, 2021 through to midnight on November 10, 2021

There are many ways to enter. Make sure you register, then look for bonus entries:

• Entries are available online at FlipandWinWithFarmtario.com

• Subscribe to Farmtario’s FREE eNewsletter, and be automatically entered for a chance to win

•  Register at outdoorfarmshow.com and attend this year’s Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show digital event days throughout the year to find bonus codes at the digital events

•  Look for bonus codes for additional chances to win in issues of Farmtario starting May 17, 2021

Check out what’s included in the grand prize!

See contest rules on the Flip & Win with Farmtario website for details. Contest is open to Ontario (Canada) residents only. The Ultimate New Holland Shop Prize Pack includes tools and shop equipment valued at $25,000. Grand prize may not be exactly as shown. No purchase necessary.


Win with Bayer!

WIN with New Prosaro® PRO Fungicide!

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Register for FREE to attend the Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show digital event on June 16, then watch for details on how to participate to get a chance to win two cases (80 acres) of NEW Prosaro PRO fungicide for cereals valued at $2,000!

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