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Ontario farmers take to Twitter over neonic ban

Grain farmers in Ontario have taken to Twitter to blast their province for regulations that demand farmers plant only half their acreage with neonicitinoid-treated seeds this year. >> Read full article

SAWA report encourages women to push boundaries

After a year of research, the Supporting the Advancement of Women in Agriculture (SAWA) project led by the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC) has released its preliminary results indicating that more needs to be done to increase gender diversity in leadership roles in the agricultural industry. >> Read full article

U of G study finding could transform plant production

An almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland. By tweaking a plant’s genetic profile, the researchers doubled the plant’s growth and increased seed production by more than 400 per cent. >> Read full article

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The 3rd annual Ontario Export Awards

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Fertilizer of the future

Fertilizer of the future

While nitrogen is key to high yields, between 50 and 70 per cent of the nitrogen applied in fertilizer is lost to the environment. This is costly for farmers and leads to environmental contamination.

Now researchers are using nanotechnology to ensure that nitrogen is released from the fertilizer only as the crop needs it. This smart fertilizer will save farmers money while reducing water pollution and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Canadian Centre for Food Integrity - Public Trust Summit

May 31-June 1, 2016
Location: Delta Ottawa City Centre - 101 Lyon Street North, Ottawa >> More Info

Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security Conference

June 14-16, 2016
Location: Delta Bessborough, Saskatoon >> More Info

Canada's Farm Progress Show

June 15-17, 2016
Location: Regina >> More Info