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June 12, 2019

Holos software educates on effects of new farming practices

Greenhouse gas is a significant player in climate change and Agricultural and Agri-Food Canada scientists have developed a tool that helps mitigate agriculture’s contribution.

Mental health strategies for ag sector announced

The federal government recently released a new report based on a six-month study conducted last year on the mental health challenges facing Canadian producers.

Be prepared for unwanted visitors on the farm

Trespassing on farm property is a growing concern for Ontario farmers. From rural trail hikers detouring into a pasture to ATV drivers ruining crops, farmers have dealt with all types of unwanted visitors on the farm who leave varying degrees of damage.
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What are you growing?

What are you growing this season?

What’s growing on your farm this season? Fruit & Vegetable magazine and BASF have teamed up to celebrate the hard work that goes into producing Canada’s fruit and vegetable bounty with the What’s Growing Canada video contest. Throughout the 2019 growing season, Canadian growers are invited to share production-focused video clips from their operation for a chance to win two tickets to the 2020 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention and $500! » Learn more...
Weed management

Weed management through genetic testing

Canadian vegetable growers spend hundreds of thousands of dollars each year on herbicides that don’t kill the weeds they are targeting. Not only do these herbicide-resistant weeds cause farmers yield losses, but also the farmers often find themselves paying for multiple weed control strategies, including hiring workers to manually remove the weeds. Understanding the need for farmers to find out if they have resistant weeds, scientists at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada began studying the problem. » Read more...
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Cornell program

Cornell program educates onion farmers to fight pests, cut chemical sprays

Until recently, New York onion farmers had just two insecticide options for controlling onion thrips, and neither was good. One was short-lived, the other was dangerous to work with – and both were losing effectiveness. » Read more...
Organic animal farms

Organic animal farms benefit birds nesting in agricultural environments

The abundance of bird species living in agricultural environments has decreased both in Finland and elsewhere in Europe. Attempts to rectify the situation have been made with the help of agri-environment-climate subsidies. » Read more...

Charcoal natural solution to crop fertilizer pollution, study reveals

Charcoal may be the solution to reducing ammonia pollution and lowering greenhouse gas emissions from fertilizer for crop plants, according to a recent study. » Read more...
BASF Video Contest

Grower Day

June 18 – 19
Location: St. Catherines, Ont.
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European Organic Congress

June 20
Location: Bucharest, Romania
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