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How variable are your corn stands?

Past research in Ontario and abroad has demonstrated the importance of uniform emergence for maximizing corn yield. Conducting a flag test on your field is a good way to evaluate plant variability. >> Read full article

University of Guelph offers kick-start to potential agri-food leaders

If you’re already well established in your agri-food career, chances are you’ve never heard of the Highly Qualified Personnel program offered by the University of Guelph. >> Read full article

Ontario field crop report: June 10

Corn is progressing well in Ontario, and OMAFRA field crop staff are conducting a sentinel nitrogen project this year to track soil nitrate levels in corn at more than 20 sites across the province. >> Read full article

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 Featured News 
Herbicide-resistant weeds – a global perspective

Integrated wild oat management

We’ve put incredible selection pressure on wild oats for resistance. It’s our driver weed. It’s a weed that makes most of our herbicide decisions. In 2006 over $12 an acre on average was spent in Western Canada on wild oat herbicides, about $500 million annually. That’s more than double any other weed species as a weed target.

I am struck by how fast wild oat resistance occurred. Hugh Beckie’s three surveys in 2001 to 2007 to 2011 showed Group 1 resistance went from 11 per cent of our fields to 39 per cent to well over 50 per cent of our fields in Alberta. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Canada's Farm Progress Show

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

International Year of Pulses Grower Recognition Event

June 16, 2016
Location: Queensbury Convention Centre, Regina >> More Info

canolaPALOOZA Manitoba

June 21, 2016
Location: AAFC Crop Diversification Centre at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba >> More Info