Come plant trees to restore the Bar River

Volunteers wanted to help plant trees for river bank restoration The Rural-Agri Innovation Network (RAIN) is looking for twenty volunteers to help a Laird Township producer plant trees in efforts to restore a shoreline along Bar River. The “Riparian Awareness and Action with Algoma Producers and Communities” is funded by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. This project …

Sulphur Rates on Forage Brassica Mix

  Since the 1850s, air pollution provided enough sulphur for crop production in Ontario, except in the northwest. As the world has been decreasing industrial pollution, some plants may need sulphur as a fertilizer. Ontario does not have a recommendation for sulphur application. Since brassicas are a group of non-leguminous crops that have a high sulphur demand and grow well …

Sulphur Fertilization on Brassica Vegetables

Since the 1850s, air pollution provided enough sulphur for crop production in Ontario, except in the northwest. As the world has been decreasing industrial pollution, some plants may need sulphur as a fertilizer. Ontario does not have a recommendation for sulphur application. Since brassicas are a group of non-leguminous crop that have a high sulphur demand and grow well in …

Nitrogen Rates on Forage Sorghum

Local experience in the Algoma District has indicated that satisfactory yields from forage sorghum can be obtained using less nitrogen fertilizer than recommended, or none at all. This project was to determine experimentally whether it is economical to apply nitrogen fertilizer to forage sorghum at the rate currently recommended. This project was completed at Algoma Community Pastures, where four blocks …

Cross-seeding Forages

n Algoma, a new technique was demonstrated called cross-seeding (or cross-drilling) this past season. The project aims to determine if cross-seeding is an economically viable practice for establishing pasture and hay crops in Northern Ontario. Researchers from the Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN), the Thunder Bay Agricultural Research Station (TBARS), and the Emo Agricultural Research Station (EARS), worked together and with …

Master Graze Corn Demo

During the 2017 season a small area of a local dairy farm was planted with a corn variety called Master Graze corn in Algoma. This variety is a short season variety but can be grazed or cut and baled. This variety will not produce fully developed cobs, which is why it can be grazed mid-summer. The corn was donated by …

Selling Beyond the Farm Gate Workshop

Date: February 6th 9-4 p.m. (with lunch & coffee break provided) Location: Johnson Twp. Community Centre (Desbarats Arena) Cost: $20+fee online. $20 at the door (register by Feb 2nd) Facilitators: Sally Miller and Peggy Baillie, Local Food & Farm Co-ops Please join us for this farm business workshop from the Agri-Food Management Institute and the Local Food and Farm Co-ops, …

Start a Food or Farm Co-op Workshop

Nov 16th 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 180 Gore St. Sault Ste. Marie, ON Farmers and Food Lovers Alike! Learn how the co-op model could help you achieve your food or farm goals and build resilient businesses. This workshop will explain the fundamentals of what a co-op is, how these businesses are structured and some key steps to getting your …