To Spray or Not to Spray?


To Spray or Not to Spray? | April 9, 2021 The Ontario Professional Agri-Contractors Association (OPACA) brought stakeholders to the table for a candid discussion about spray drift.  Deb Campbell, agronomist and owner of Agronomy Advantage near Dundalk, has seen first-hand the results of off-target movement of crop protection products. She has reviewed six insurance claims and has attended several driveshed meetings of angry neighbours. Tensions are high, but she says the industry is keeping it quiet.  There is a lot at stake for agriculture. From an insurance perspective, Mike Brine explained that applicators are at a disadvantage because they [...]

To Spray or Not to Spray?2021-05-28T10:22:04-04:00

Considerations When Hiring Custom Operators


Written by Jennifer Glenney, Farmtario | Custom work can benefit a farmer’s operation. But it’s important that the farmer knows what they want, and that they’re able to work with and trust the operators to complete the field work. At the 2019 FarmSmart conference, held at the University of Guelph, a panel of three farmers discussed their thoughts on a successful road to custom operators completing your field work. The panel consisted of Mark Luymes of Luymes Farms in Moorefield, Ontario, Al Hoftzyer with VanAgri Custom Services in Lucan, Ontario and Fiete Suhr of Port Elgin, a cash crop farmer. Why [...]

Considerations When Hiring Custom Operators2020-08-28T15:58:13-04:00
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