Welcome to the 2016 Great Ontario Yield Tour being held August 15 - 26, 2016. Hosted by Farms.com Risk Management, Farms.com, Maizex, Alpine, & Canada's Outdoor Farm Show (COFS). Platinum Sponsors: BASF, Greenfield, South West Ag Partners Inc./Palmerston Grain/Veritas, John Deere, & Case IH. Silver Sponsors: Michelin, Tire Craft, & Better Farming. Bronze Sponsors: Collins Barrows & Penta Tillage.
June of 2016 was one of the driest months on record for Ontario & many farmers are complaining about a lack of moisture. Will this eventually lead to lower yields in both corn & soybeans? What impact will this have on supplies & will farmers enjoy better basis. All very important questions we will try to answer along our tour with photos, farmer & industry expert interviews, visual maps flown by drones, weather stations & yield estimates. Two wrap up final events will be held to exclusively review findings with invited guests. These events will be held on August 25th, 2016 in Winchester, Ontario & September 1, 2016 at Canada's Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ontario (both events are by invitation only).
Greg Stewart, Agronomy Expert, Maizex