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Ontario field crop report

Canola acreage is up in southern Ontario and spring cereals are off to a good start, according to the latest field crop report from OMAFRA. >> Read full article

Stay ahead of cereal leaf beetle

Cereal leaf beetle is starting to show up in some fields in Ontario. A few locations tend to experience a higher frequency of infestations, but this does not mean that other fields in Ontario are not at risk, warns Tracey Baute. >> Read full article

Government seeks farmer input on GF2

The government of Canada has launched a website seeking farmer input on the Growing Forward 2 (GF2) program, the current federal-provincial-territorial agricultural policy framework. >> Read full article

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Controlling oat crown rust

Controlling oat crown rust

“Crown rust is probably the most important disease of oats in Canada, from Quebec through to Saskatchewan,” says Albert Tenuta, a plant pathologist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Oat crown rust can be especially troublesome in southern Ontario. Fortunately, tools are available to help Ontario growers manage the disease, including the latest rust-resistant varieties released by the federal oat breeding program in Ottawa.

“The disease is pretty easy to identify: it produces orange pustules on both sides of the leaves. Many growers call the pustules ‘little volcanoes,’ ” Tenuta explains. Those little volcanoes release thousands of spores, spreading the disease to other plants and other fields. >> 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