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Investing Strip Till P & K Placement and Timing (2019 and 2020)     Purpose: As strip till gains in popularity as a reduced-tillage option offering conventional tillage benefits

Fiddlehead ferns are young, tender, tightly furled new growth shoots of fern family plant, usually of the ostrich fern. The curly shoots are so named after

Growing Conditions Temperatures have been warmer than average since early March, which has advanced crop development faster than normal. Forecasts predict a few days of cold

Mushrooms come in lots of different shapes, sizes, and colors. The ones that aren’t toxic happen to be quite healthy, and tasty too. For many years

Uniform seeding depth is a critical factor in achieving uniform emergence. Uneven emergence affects crop performance, because competition from larger, early-emerging plants reduces the yield

Rhubarb is a vegetable known for its reddish stalks and sour taste. In Europe and North America, it’s cooked and often sweetened. In Asia, its roots

Celery is a popular vegetable, but there’s more to this plant than the stalk alone. Celery seeds are less common but still tasty and nutritious. They’re

Aside from its many culinary uses, fennel and its seeds offer a wide array of health benefits and may provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects. 1.

New Hamburg will see an influx of 10 new full-time jobs at B-W Feed & Seed Ltd. thanks, in part, to a new grant from

Cumin lends its distinctive flavor to chili, tamales and various Indian curries. Its flavor has been described as earthy, nutty, spicy and warm. What’s more,

White mould can be one of the most devastating soybean diseases growers face. The extent of yield loss is largely dependent on the inoculum “load”

Nutritional profile  Fresh dill is very low in calories, yet a surprisingly good source of several essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin

Farmers are a creative lot, and when Mike Hansma discovered that he had a beetle infestation, he did what all good farmers do. He put

Thyme is an herb from the mint family that you probably recognize from your spice set. But it’s so much more than an after-thought ingredient. Its

Rich in Nutrients Parsley is low in calories yet rich in important nutrients, such as vitamins A, K, and C. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that plays

Health Benefits and Uses of Sage Sage is a staple herb in various cuisines around the world. It belongs to the mint family, alongside other herbs

In 2021, seven agricultural leaders will be inducted into Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame. Their influences range from general farm organization, beef industry and industry

People use oregano in the diet as supplements and as an aromatic oil. The antioxidants thymol, carvacrol, limonene, terpinene, ocimene, and caryophyllene give the herb its flavor and scent. They

Each year, the Innovative Farmers Association of Ontario (IFAO) selects an Ontario farmer committed to soil health, environmental stewardship, and progressive thinking and this year’s

Nutrition facts Carbs Most of the carbs in spinach consist of fiber, which is incredibly healthy. Spinach also contains small amounts of sugar, mostly in the form of glucose

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is higher in nutrients than most grains and often marketed as a “superfood”. The United Nations declared 2013 “The International Year of Quinoa”

Coriander is an herb that’s commonly used to flavor international dishes. It comes from the Coriandrum sativum plant and is related to parsley, carrots, and celery. In Canada, Coriandrum sativum seeds

2020 was an exceptional year for many Ontario soybean growers. Although not all regions had good yields, much of the province harvested outstanding soybeans. The

Origin and nutrition Radicchio belongs to the Asteraceae family, alongside dandelions and other chicory vegetables like Belgian endive. Though it looks similar to red or purple cabbage, radicchio has a distinct

In March 2020 Statistics Canada estimated Ontario farmers intended to plant 2.3 million acres of grain corn, 10% higher than the 5-year average seeded acres

What is kohlrabi? Kohlrabi, also known as German turnip, is a cruciferous vegetable. Despite its name, kohlrabi is not a root vegetable and does not belong to the turnip

Soybean lodging (plants that fall over) can seriously impact yield. Fortunately, it’s often only small portions of a field that lodge. In rare cases whole

Nutrition facts Protein Soybeans are among the best sources of plant-based protein. The protein content of soybeans is 36–56% of the dry weight. One cup (172 grams) of boiled

News from the OMAFRA Field Crop Team   2020 Growing Season With acreage up in many areas, most winter wheat came out of winter in excellent conditions with

Nutrition Facts The nutrients in turkey depend on the cut. For example, dark meat, which is found in active muscles such as the legs or thighs,

Last week’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) saw a few firsts for the current pandemic times we are in. 

Nutrition facts Leeks are nutrient-dense, meaning that they’re low in calories yet high in vitamins and minerals. They’re particularly high in provitamin A carotenoids, including beta carotene.

You will see a familiar store with a new name in our area.  The TSC store in St. Jacobs is now Peavey Mart.   The St.

Nutrition facts Carbs Carbohydrates make up about 9–10% of both raw and cooked onions. They consist mostly of simple sugars, such as glucose, fructose, and sucrose, as well as

Nutritional Benefits Garlic Contains Compounds With Potent Medicinal Properties Most of garlic’s health benefits are caused by sulfur compounds formed when a garlic clove is

The beginning of the 2020 season for soybean producers was sketchy, to say the least. We were experiencing the first round one of a global

Nutrition Facts Fresh cranberries are nearly 90% water, but the rest is mostly carbs and fiber. These are mainly simple sugars, such as sucrose, glucose, and fructose. The rest is

Here are 9 impressive health benefits of pears. Highly nutritious Pears come in many different varieties. Bartlett, Bosc, and D’Anjou pears are among the most

Nutrition facts Fresh, raw bell peppers are mainly composed of water (92%). The rest is carbs and small amounts of protein and fat. Carbs Bell peppers are primarily

The carrot (Daucus carota) is a root vegetable often claimed to be the perfect health food. It is crunchy, tasty, and highly nutritious. Carrots are a

7 Health Benefits of Plums and Prunes They Contain Many Nutrients Plums and prunes are impressively high in nutrients. They contain over 15 different vitamins

Sweet potatoes are sweet, starchy root vegetables that are grown worldwide. They come in a variety of sizes and colors — including orange, white, and purple

Potatoes are from the nightshade family and are related to tomatoes and tobacco. Native to South America, potatoes were brought to Europe in the 16th

Packed With Vitamins and Minerals Butternut squash is an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals. A one-cup (205-gram) serving of cooked butternut squash provides more than

Pumpkin: Nutrition, Benefits and How to Eat Pumpkin is a favorite autumn ingredient. But is it healthy? As it turns out, pumpkin is very nutritious and low

7 Health Benefits of Eating Cucumber Though commonly thought to be a vegetable, cucumber is actually a fruit. It's high in beneficial nutrients, as well as certain

Why Green Peas are Healthy and Nutritious High in Many Nutrients and Antioxidants Green peas have an impressive nutrition profile. Pea’s calorie content is fairly low and they

Here are 9 surprising health benefits and uses of peaches. Packed With Nutrients and Antioxidants Peaches are rich in many vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant

Herd management remains most important factor Lemongrass has received media attention of late for its potential to reduce methane emissions in livestock. However, it’s just the latest

Is Corn Good for You? Nutrition Facts and More Corn on the Cob is here again! How nutritious is it? Corn is a popular food that is

Cranberries are a member of the heather family and related to blueberries, bilberries, and lingonberries. Due to their very sharp and sour taste, cranberries are rarely

Cottage cheese is soft, white, and creamy. It's considered a fresh cheese, so it does not undergo an aging or ripening process to develop flavor.

Regardless of whether any major political parties have been listening to rural Canada over the past six months, the agricultural industry has been severely challenged

Nutritional Facts: Highly nutritious Pears come in many different varieties. Bartlett, Bosc, and D’Anjou pears are among the most popular, but around 100 types are

Author Garrison Keillor, who built a literary and broadcasting career from stories based in fictional towns across the American Midwest, used to start many narratives

Nutrition Facts Contains Many Nutrients The nutrition profile of cauliflower is quite impressive. Cauliflower is very low in calories yet high in vitamins. In fact, cauliflower

Nutrition Facts Highly Nutritious and Particularly Rich in Vitamin A Pumpkin has an impressive nutrient profile and contains 245% of the Reference Daily Intake. It also

Precision farming is a management concept giving crops, livestock and the agro-ecological environment the right treatment at the right time, place and intensity, optimizing economical,

Packed With Vitamins and Minerals Butternut squash is an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals. A one-cup (205-gram) serving of cooked butternut squash provides more than

Apple nutrition facts Carbs in apples Apples are mainly composed of carbs and water. They’re rich in simple sugars, such as fructose, sucrose, and glucose. Despite their high carb and

Potatoes are underground tubers that grow on the roots of the potato plant, Solanum tuberosum. This plant is from the nightshade family and related to tomatoes

Ready to bite into that fresh juicy apple you just purchased from the grocery store? Wait. The sticker attached to it should be removed first. But why

Beetroot (Beta vulgaris) is a root vegetable also known as red beet, table beet, garden beet, or just beet. Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are

It’s become a family and cultural tradition – to make cheese as naturally as possible. At Mountainoak Cheese in New Hamburg, dairy farmer and cheese maker

Nutrition facts Soybeans are mainly composed of protein but also contain good amounts of carbs and fat. Protein Soybeans are among the best sources of plant-based protein. The protein content

They’re known for their sweet, tender corn. All across Waterloo Region and beyond, people travel to St. Agatha to sample it. But Herrle’s is more than just

For Greg and Cheryl Haskett, it’s all about goats. The couple who launched Udderly Ridiculous Goat’s Milk Ice Cream in March, were first inspired by the

Corn is a starchy vegetable and cereal grain that has been eaten all over the world for centuries. It’s rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. However, the

Health Benefits of Cabbage Cabbage Is Packed With Nutrients Even though cabbage is very low in calories, it has an impressive nutrient profile. In fact, just 1 cup

Zucchini, also known as courgette, is a summer squash in the Cucurbitaceae plant family, alongside melons, spaghetti squash, and cucumbers. Although zucchini is often considered

Box after box of sweet luscious bright red strawberries await the next bidder. “This is the season,” says Noah Gingrich, manager of the Elmira Produce Auction

Is going organic healthier and is it really worth the expense? Food trends come and go, but the interest in organic foods continues to rise. “People are

Cucumbers are a refreshing, nutritious and incredibly versatile addition to any diet. Though commonly thought to be a vegetable, cucumber is actually a fruit. It's

For Fritz and Linda Laepple, organic farming is much more than a job. It’s a lifestyle. “We've been on this farm since 1998. We celebrated 21 years

Superfood – Broccoli Your parents knew what was up when they told you to eat your broccoli. This verdant vegetable is a powerhouse of nutrients. It's

Egg farming is an integral part of Ontario’s agriculture sector, and egg farming families who help feed Ontarians are a vital part of many rural

Photo: Although rhubarb is technically a vegetable, in 1947 the U.S. Customs Court in Buffalo, New York ruled that rhubarb should be considered a fruit since it is used typically as a fruit would be. Huh? What’s not

Green beans, also called snap beans or string beans, are a staple in many kitchens across Canada. They’re a beloved side dish at family potlucks,

A strawberry (Fragaria) is a sweet, red heart-shaped fruit, which is much-loved for its delicious taste and for its nutritional benefits. Strawberries grow in bushes

By Julie Clancy from Belgian Nursery Gardening can benefit children in many aspects of their lives. Every child should have a chance to get a little

'Tis the season for spring cleaning. And what better time to get rid of unwanted waste. But what are your options? The Region of Waterloo continues to

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