A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). If you require further information, regarding this report, call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAFRA website: www.ontario.ca/omafra
Unseeded fields provide an opportunity to boost forage inventories with annual crops. These forage crops have a bonus of suppressing weeds and protecting the soil from erosion.
When selecting a forage crop consider the livestock’s dietary needs, the type and quality of forage in inventory, herbicide or fertilizer previously applied, and resources that are readily available.
However, during wet conditions, producers should strive to make the best quality forage possible. It is easy to dilute high-quality feeds with poorer quality ingredients, but it is not always possible to buy quality forage to make up for a low-quality crop.
Nitrogen requirements may be partially or wholly met by manure applications where appropriate. None of the annual forage options dry well enough to make hay; they are best preserved as silage or baleage.
For more infomation visit fieldcropnews.com/2019/07/forage-options-for-unseeded-fields.
Written by the OMAFRA Field Crop Team on July 12, 2019.
For a list of all Ontario fairs, visit the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) at https://ontariofairs.com/
Aug. 16 to 18 – Bayfield Fair – 16 John Ave, Bayfield, Ontario. For more information visit www.bayfieldfair.ca or phone 519-440-1252.
Aug. 17 – Mount Forest Fall Fair – 320 King Street East, Mount Forest, Ontario. For more information visit www.mfagriculturalsociety.weebly.com or phone 519-323-1659.
Aug. 22 to 25 – Woodstock Fair – 875 Nellis St, Woodstock, Ontario. For more information visit www.woodstockfairgrounds.com or phone: 519-537-8212.
Aug. 23 to 25 – Markdale Fall Fair – 75 Walker St, Markdale, Ontario. For more information visit www.markdalefallfair.ca or phone: 519-986-3036.
Aug. 23 to 25 – Teeswater Fair – 64 Gordon St E, Teeswater, Ontario. For more information visit www.teeswaterfair.org or phone 519-357-7860.
Aug. 23 to 24 – Grand River Fair and Exhibition – 7445 Wellington County Rd 21, Centre Wellington, Ontario. For more information visit www.grandriveragsociety.com or phone 519-846-8879.
Aug. 23 to 25 – Palmerston Fair – 520 Cavan St, Palmerston, Ontario. For more information please visit website www.palmerstonfair.ca or phone: 519-343-3427.
Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 – Paris Fair – 139 Silver St, Paris, Ontario. For more information visit www.parisfairgrounds.com or phone 519-442-2823.
Aug. 30 to 31 – Desboro Agricultural Society – 136205 Grey County Rd 40, Chatsworth, Ontario. For more information visit www.desborofallfair.ca or phone 519-794-3586.
Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 – Durham Fair – 451 Saddler St W, Durham, Ontario. For more information visit www.durhamfallfair.ca or phone 519-378-6562.
Aug. 30 to 31 – Kincardine Fair – 133 Broadway St, Kincardine, Ontario. For more information visit www.kincardineagsocietyfallfair or phone 519-396-3393.
Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 – Mitchell Fall Fair – 155 Wellington St, Mitchell, Ontario. For more information visit www.mitchellfair.com or phone 519-348-4400.