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Soil organic matter: keys to building and keeping it

Soil organic matter is the single most important soil property that you have influence over through your management. >> Read full article

Rural Ontario Institute unveils Youth Engagement Showcase videos

Short documentaries featuring four youth from rural Ontario were unveiled at the Rural Ontario Institute’s recent annual general meeting. >> Read full article

Lack of rain threatens Ontario yields

Facing the driest start to the growing season in more than a decade, farmers are already seeing yield losses on their wheat crops and corn is about to hit the stage where moisture will be critical. >> Read full article

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Harvest weed seed control in Australia

The widespread evolution of multiple herbicide resistance in annual weeds infesting Australian cropping fields has dramatically depleted the available herbicide options and forced investigation into the development of alternative weed control strategies. One approach that is now widely adopted in Australian cropping systems is referred to as harvest weed seed control (HWSC), which targets weed seed during grain harvest to minimize seed inputs to the seedbank.

Harvest weed seed control came about because of an opportunity to target weed seeds during crop harvest. Farmers figured out quite quickly how to target weeds with HWSC. Their four main weed species were wild oats, wild radish, bromegrass and annual ryegrass. They all have very high seed retention at crop maturity. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Farming Smarter Field School

July 5, 2016
Location: Farming Smarter Lethbridge field site, Lethbridge, Alta. >> More Info

Ontario Canola Growers Association Annual Crop Production Tour

July 6, 2016
Location: Ferndale Flats, Bruce County, Carlotte Farms, Ont. >> More Info

Pulse and Special Crops Convention 2016

July 6-8,2016
Location: Toronto, Ont. >> More Info