All that confusion on seed treatments

Some implications of Ontario’s new neonic regulations are stunning.

By Ralph PearceCountry Guide, Production Editor

As the calendar has turned to a new year, the news from seed and chemical companies is that there is considerable confusion about seed-applied treatments. Growers, they’re finding, have been left with a mixed bag of information about the options available to them, much of which is flat out wrong.

Some growers believed they had no seed-applied options at all, while others were confused about the levels of neonicotinoid seed treatments they could use.

Some thought they could use 50 per cent, while others thought neonics had been banned altogether. Read more

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A weather market for corn in 2016?

Nearby corn futures remain above the early January lows, but continue to struggle under the weight of a number of negative market fundamental factors. Those negative factors include both supply and demand considerations. On the supply side, domestic corn production has been large for three consecutive years and the USDA now projects 2015-16 marketing year […]