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Spider mites in edible beans and soybeans

The dry season is leaving edible bean and soybean crops susceptible to two-spotted spider mites, especially now that wheat harvest is wrapping up. In some years, spider mites will also feed on corn leaves. >> Read full article

Connecting hay producers with buyers

The Ontario Forage Council is reminding farmers the Ontario Hay Listing Service can help hay and straw producers connect with buyers across the province. >> Read full article

Ag research results should be shared

The Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) has released its 2016 Conference Report summarizing the need for the agricultural sector to better disseminate research results to producers, farmers, industry, academia, consumers and among the research community. >> Read full article

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Staying ahead of stripe rust

Staying ahead of stripe rust

In 2013, Sylvie Rioux found stripe rust on a few spring wheat lines and cultivars at Laval University’s Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures research station. Rioux, a pathologist at the Centre de recherche sur les Grains in Quebec, wasn’t too concerned.

But when she found it again in 2014, this time on winter wheat, she took the discovery more seriously. “When I observed stripe rust again in the spring of 2014 on winter wheat, I suspected that the fungus may overwinter on winter wheat or other perennial wild grasses in regions where the snow cover is deep enough to assure its survival,” she says. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

Ontario Hay and Forage Co-operative Day

Aug. 12, 2016
Location: St. Jacobs, Ont. >> More Info

Fertilizer Canada 71st Annual Conference

Aug. 15-17, 2016
Location: Mont Tremblant, Que. >> More Info

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Sept. 13-15, 2016
Location: Woodstock, Ont. >> More Info