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2024 TCO Spring Grower Information Day & Outlook Meeting

Join us for TCO Agromart’ s 2024 Spring Grower Information Days!

The sun is starting to shine a little more as the days get longer which means spring will be here before we know it! This also means that our annual spring grower meetings are quickly approaching.

TCO Agromart is excited to be hosting a 2024 Outlook meeting on February 28th (Colborne) as well as a Spring Grower Information Day on March 8th (Napanee).  Join us for a great lineup of industry professionals, lunch, and more! See below for more details. Growers are welcome to attend either (or both) events. Please RSVP to the contacts mentioned below.

We hope to see you there!

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Grower Pesticide Safety Courses 2024

Sign Up Now  for  Upcoming  Grower  Pesticide Safety  Courses  Hosted  by  TCO  Agromart  Napanee

Location: Strathcona Paper Centre

Date: Tuesday February 13th 2024 (Refresh & Re-write) & Tuesday March 19th 2024 (Full Day)

Time: February 13th course – 9am-12 noon & 1-4pm. March 19th course – 8:45am with 11:30am test

Course Fee: $135

If you are interested we encourage you to sign up early and pay on or call 1-800-652-8573 with a credit card. Web sign-ups open 3 months before the course date and will close one week before the course date. Participants are to bring their new manual (available at TCO Selby free of charge), a calculator and a pen or pencil to the course.

The instructor will contact you ahead of the course date to confirm details of the day.


TCO Fall Crop Day 2023!

We are excited to invite you to our Fall Crop Day! We have some great speakers lined up for you as well as lunch on us!

If plan on attending, please RSVP to TCO Selby (Logan or Jordan) at 613-354-4424 by August 25th.

TCO Enogen Information Night!

Thinking about growing Enogen Corn next spring?

Join us for a BBQ dinner and information session with Enogen Brand Manager Tod Axell on Thursday, August 10th at Chadwick Farms in Napanee!

Breakfast on the Farm comes to Napanee!

Ripplebrook Farm is home to 280 animals and a lot of heart. Their herd of 130 milking cows is milked three times daily in a modern free-stall dairy barn. The farm is also home to seven show-winning quarter horses. Crops on the farm are grown on over 900 acres of land and include alfalfa, barley, wheat, corn and soybeans.

The MacLean family is looking forward to opening their farm gates to provide an opportunity for you to chat with farmers and take a tour of their farm.

Tickets are a $5 deposit per person, returned after attendance. Each ticket includes one (1) breakfast sandwich, milk and fruit. Dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian options are available.

Breakfast on the Farm is looking for Volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering for Breakfast on the Farm, please contact

For more information and to buy tickets, please go to

Cookies for Cancer

TCO Agromart Partners and employees (Karen Harder, Dexter Harder, Sandra O’Neill, Terry O’Neill, Patrick O’Neill and Larry Hutchinson) came together to find a way to help and give back when they found out Sarah Wilson’s (Dexter and Karen Harder’s daughter) devastating news. The TCO team was inspired to find a way to help and decided to bake cookies to sell for a donation to Cancer Care at Belleville General Hospital.

“This stirring tribute in support of a coworker reminds us it is through our relationships that we get the support we need to tackle some of the greatest challenges”

Congratulations TCO Agromart on raising $5,220 for a wonderful and personal cause!


When bad news struck Sarah Wilson’s family again, her coworkers at TCO Agromart Ltd. were inspired to find a way to help. Little did Sandra O’Neill know how far her original idea of baking cookies to sell for a donation to Cancer Care at Belleville General Hospital would take them!

Sandra and Terry O’Neill worked with their business partners at TCO, including Patrick O’Neill, Karen and Dexter Harder and Larry Hutchinson, to share resources, volunteer shifts and even kitchen space. Their spontaneous ‘Cookies for Cancer’ fundraiser rose to unexpected heights selling approximately 1000 cookies in a few short weeks. Baked from scratch, every aspect of this endeavour was donated — including the ingredients, the boxes to package the cookies, the pickup and drop off of cookies and all the baking and subsequent dishwashing!
Thanks to their customers, their family and friends and of course Sarah’s coworkers, the labour of love raised $5220 for the Belleville General Hospital Oncology Department. Even while undergoing treatment at the Dr. Douglas A. MacIntosh Cancer Clinic, Sarah was moved to bake a few batches herself, with her kids helping as cookie tasters of course.
This stirring tribute in support of a coworker reminds us it is through our relationships that we get the support we need to tackle some of the greatest challenges. BGHF is very grateful to have positive relationships with our many donors. Every donation helps to improve patient outcomes for our entire region. Thank you to everyone who helped with this fundraiser!
Main Photo (left to right): Terry O’Neill and Sandra O’Neill, Jennifer McTavish, Events Officer with BGHF, Sarah Wilson, Dexter Harder, Karen Harder. Larry Hutchinson & Patrick O’Neill were  not able to make the presentation.  

Frost & Cool Temperatures

A message from our local Bayer Market Development Agronomist, Katie Macfarlane.  A few things to consider this week with a lot of fields emerging  and some cool nights still in the forecast.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌

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Corn is less susceptible to frost injury before V5 (Corn growth staging guide) because the growing point remains below ground.

Assess potential yield loss  – CORN REPLANT GUIDE



The growing point of soybeans is exposed at emergence, so they can be more susceptible to frost damage than corn (Soy growth staging guide). However, complete death of the plant usually won’t occur unless temperatures are below -2°C for several hours.