Don’t Miss the July 8th Deadline Date to register for FarmSmart Expo July 11, 2019

There is still time to register at the discounted rate for FarmSmart Expo 2019 – July 11th, Elora Research Station

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) field crop unit staff and the University of Guelph’s research staff will be providing leading-edge, hands-on diagnostics sessions at the Elora Research Station, 6182 2nd Line E, Ariss.

Join us for this year’s timely and engaging sessions including:

1. Avoiding Tank Mix Errors- Jason Deveau and Mike Cowbrough, OMAFRA

2. Managing Overwintering Cover Crop Rye in Soybean Production Systems – Jake Munroe and Sebastian Belliard, OMAFRA

3. Tire Inflation Tips and Tricks – Alex Barrie, OMAFRA and Brent Sisson, Treadright

4. Early Season Soybean Decisions for a Late Season- Horst Bohner, OMAFRA

5. Drainage Decisions – Peter Johnson, Real Agriculture and Kevin McKague, OMAFRA

6a. Alternative Forage Options in A Tough Year!- Christine O’Reilly, OMAFRA and Donna Hancock, UG

6b. Cover Crop Roots – Digging A Bit Deeper Managing Unseeded Acers for Future Production – Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA and Doug Young, UG

7. Strip Till Fertility Management 3000 – Ben Rosser, OMAFRA

8. Evaluation of In-Field, In-Season Sensors And Application To Ontario Fields – Zack Harmer, SoilOptix and Chuck Baresich, Haggerty Creek

Registration fee is $100 for OSCIA members, $135 for non-members includes a one-year membership in your local soil and crop improvement association, and students are $50. Deadline for discounted rate is July 8th. After July 8th registration rate is $135 (no membership benefits).

Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Continuing Education Credits have been applied for.

To register online go to: or call 1-877-424-1300. Updates will also be posted on and Twitter @FarmSmart19.

Fall & Winter News

After some lengthy delays with publishing and printing, the fall and winter newsletters are finally on their way to you!

In the meantime, you can access the pdf versions by clicking on the covers below:

Resources: DON Corn & Farmer Mental Health

The following are some resources to use in making decisions about your DON-infected corn:

OMAFRA Field Crop News



These sites are constantly updated, so be sure to check back often!

Many are saying they can’t recall a harvest as challenging as this. If you find yourself overwhelmed and in need of help, please reach out to a family member, a neighbour, a friend or your healthcare practitioner. And, don’t forget to check on your friends and neighbours, too. These resources may also be helpful in these stressful, trying times:

Canadian Mental Health Association

Do More Ag

Farm Credit Canada