As a farmer, you learn quick: “You don’t get anything that you don’t work hard for.”

Evan Thomas

Harvest Season Is Finally Here! Wishing Everyone A Great Harvest Season 🙂

September 11, 12 & 13, 2018 in Woodstock, Ontario

Time: 8:30 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

Resistant Weeds

According to WSSA the definition for herbicide resistance: is the inherited ability of a plant to survive and reproduce following exposure to a dose of herbicide normally lethal to the wild type. In a plant, resistance may be naturally occurring or induced by such techniques as genetic engineering or selection of variants produced by tissue culture.
According to WSSA the definition for herbicide tolerance: is the inherent ability of a species to survive ans reproduce after herbicde treatment. This implies that there was no selection or genetic manipulation to make the plant tolerant, it is naturally tolerant.
Weed Species Large Crabgrass Redroot Pigweed Smooth Pigweed Green Pigweed Giant Ragweed Common Ragweed Canada Ragweed
Chatham-Kent Group 1 Group 2 Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 2 Group 5 Group 6 Group 2 Group 2 Group 2
Elgin Group 2 Group 6 Group 2 Group 5 Group 2
Essex Group 2 Group 6 Group 6 Group 2 Group 5 Group 6 Group 2 Group 9 Group 2 Group 9
Huron Group 2 Group 7 Group 2 Group 5 Group 2
Lambton Group 2 Group 2 Group 5 Group 2 Group 9 Group 2
Middlesex Group 2 Group 7 Group 2 Group 5 Group 7 Group 2
Oxford Group 2 Group 2 Group 5 Group 2
Perth Group 2 Group 2 Group 2
Weed Species Waterhemp Lamb’s-quarter Eastern Black Night Shade Canada Fleabane Giant Foxtail Green Foxtail Field Pepper Grass Cocklebur
Chatham-Kent Group 9 Group 2 Group5 Group 2
Elgin Group 2 Group 5 Group 2 Group 2 Group 9 Group 2
Essex Group 2 Group 5 Group 9 Group 2 Group 2 Group 22 Group 2 Group 22
Huron Group 5 Group 2 Group 2 Group 9 Group 2
Lambton Group 2 Group 5 Group 9 Group 2 Group 5 Group 2 Group 9 Group 2 Group 2 Group 2
Middlesex Group 2 Group 5 Group 2 Group 9
Oxford Group 5 Group 2 Group 2 Group 9 Group 2 Group 2
Perth Group 2 Group 2 Group 2 Group 9 Group 2
Legend: Example Herbicide(s) for each Group
Group 1: Assure ll
Group 2: Pursuit, Classic, Pinnacle
Group 5: Aatrex, Sencor
Group 6: Basagran, Pardner
Group 7: Lorox
Group 9: Glyphosate, Roundup Weathermax
Group 22: Reglone, Gramoxone

Farming is like playing five-card poker with four cards.

Rural Wit and Wisdom, Jerry Apps

Area, Yield, Production of Specified Field Crops

I was on the OMAFRA website and I came across this and I figured that I’d share it.

2017 Grains & Oilseed
Crops Acres Seeded Acres Harvested Yield (Bu/Acre) Production (‘000 bu)
Winter Wheat 920,000 920,000 87.3 80,300
Spring Wheat 90,000 90,000 46.7 4,200
Fall Rye 100,000 46,000 41.1 1,890
Oats 70,000 55,000 83.8 4,610
Barley 80,000 75,000 61.2 4,590
Mixed Grain 80,000 65,000 61.8 4,020
Grain Corn 2,120,000 2,060,000 167.0 344,000
Canola 45,000 43,000 46.5 2,000
Soybeans 3,075,000 3,060,000 45.6 139,500
2016 Grains & Oilseeds
Winter Wheat 975,000 975,000 90.9 88,600
Spring Wheat 90,000 90,000 53.3 4,800
Fall Rye 80,000 48,000 47.9 2,300
Oats 60,000 50,000 84.0 4,200
Barley 100,000 95,000 63.2 6,000
Mixed Grain 90,000 70,000 65.7 4,600
Grain Corn 2,025,000 2,000,000 158.5 317,000
Canola 40,000 39,000 41.9 1,635
Soybeans 2,710,000 2,700,000 45.9 124,000

Sourced By:

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/stats/crops/estimate_new.htm#Imperial

The Real Seasons

I was reading the Farmers Paperwork and I came across The Real Seasons. After reading this, I thought it was so true. So I thought I’d share.

The Real Seasons
Winter
Fool’s Spring
Second Winter
Spring of Deception
Third Winter
Mud Season
Actual Spring
Summer
False Fall
Second Summer
Actual Fall

 

When cultivating corn with a tractor, keep one eye on the corn row, one eye on the cultivator, one eye looking out for the stones, and one eye on the fence at the end of the field.

Rural Wit and Wisdom, Jerry Apps

There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.

Bill Bryson

The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways.

John F. Kennedy, attributed, Whispers from the Farm