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News from the CFGA!  Canadian Forage and Grassland Association's Strategy for the Future 

 

Winterkill emerging! Visit www.fieldcropnews.com for more information on checking stands, recognizing winterkill, and forage options when it strikes!

Artilcle to read:

Check Alfalfa Stands this Spring and make a Plan!-Joel Bagg, Forage Specialist, OMAF

Forage Options When Winterkill Strikes!-Joel Bagg, Forage Specialist, OMAF

Frost Heaving Alfalfa-Joel Bagg, Forage Specialist, OMAF

 

Low forage inventories, high land costs, and sometimes increasing risks for alfalfa winterkill make assessing spring alfalfa health essential. Walking fields in early spring to determine if the alfalfa stand has thinned, and assessing if plants are dead or unhealthy is a proactive strategy to determine management options. Making the decision whether to manage an existing reduced stand or replace it with a new establishment can sometimes be difficult. However, with tight forage inventories there isn’t much room for ignoring the issue until you find yourself with a feed shortage. Don’t wait until it is too late to implement useful options, such as timely reseeding a new stand in the rotation. - See more at: http://fieldcropnews.com/2013/03/check-alfalfa-stands-this-spring-and-make-a-plan/#sthash.cZxyGCwS.dpuf
Low forage inventories, high land costs, and sometimes increasing risks for alfalfa winterkill make assessing spring alfalfa health essential. Walking fields in early spring to determine if the alfalfa stand has thinned, and assessing if plants are dead or unhealthy is a proactive strategy to determine management options. Making the decision whether to manage an existing reduced stand or replace it with a new establishment can sometimes be difficult. However, with tight forage inventories there isn’t much room for ignoring the issue until you find yourself with a feed shortage. Don’t wait until it is too late to implement useful options, such as timely reseeding a new stand in the rotation. - See more at: http://fieldcropnews.com/2013/03/check-alfalfa-stands-this-spring-and-make-a-plan/#sthash.cZxyGCwS.dpuf
Low forage inventories, high land costs, and sometimes increasing risks for alfalfa winterkill make assessing spring alfalfa health essential. Walking fields in early spring to determine if the alfalfa stand has thinned, and assessing if plants are dead or unhealthy is a proactive strategy to determine management options. Making the decision whether to manage an existing reduced stand or replace it with a new establishment can sometimes be difficult. However, with tight forage inventories there isn’t much room for ignoring the issue until you find yourself with a feed shortage. Don’t wait until it is too late to implement useful options, such as timely reseeding a new stand in the rotation. - See more at: http://fieldcropnews.com/2013/03/check-alfalfa-stands-this-spring-and-make-a-plan/#sthash.cZxyGCwS.dpuf

Please enjoy THINKGREEN! 2014

 

Central Ontario Grazing Network-schedule of pasture walks for the 2014 grazing season

 

See the Milk Maker Forage Competition tab for highlights of the 2014 competition, and for information on how to compete in 2015!

 

2014 "Mapleseed" Sheep Pasture Application & 2015 "Mapleseed" Beef Pasture Application available now!!

For more information on the "Mapleseed" Pasture Award

                                   

Post event information for the "Biomass Field Day in Grey County"!

Post Biomass Field Day Report

 

Information about Variety Testing in Ontario!  Forage Variety Testing in Ontario: An Uncertain Future

  

Interested in learning more about the effects of Round-up-Ready Alfalfa and the coexistance plan?  See the following links for more information:

http://cdnseed.org/news-meetings/news/

http://www.canadianfga.ca/?page_id=429&preview=true

A Coexistence Plan for Alfalfa Hay in Eastern Canada

 

Need help finding hay/straw, or have excess hay/straw to sell?  

Visit Ontario Hay Listings and the Ontario Hay Marketing Forum

 

Dry conditions and low water

 

2013 Performance Variety Trials

 

Quick Facts on Canadian Seed Indusrty Statistics

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Ontario Hay Listings

The Ontario Hay Listing Service was created by the Ontario Forage Council to provide livestock producers with information on forage availability.  Our mission is to provide an easy and effective process of bringing hay producers and buyers together.

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Hay Marketing Forum

The Ontario Forage Council (OFC) has recently developed and launched the Ontario Hay Marketing Forum.   The purpose of the Hay Marketing Forum is to provide a forum to exchange information and promote the Ontario hay industry, with a major focus on International market opportunities.

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