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Ontario field crop report

For some parts of the province, the 2016 growing season has been exceptionally dry. As we move towards fall, harvest, and soil sampling, there are some unique soil fertility considerations to bear in mind if you have experienced particularly dry weather this season. >> Read full article

Protecting your health for the future

It’s important to talk about how exposure to dangers in your environment can affect your health weeks, months or even years down the road. >> Read full article

Canadian Seedcare Institute open in Ontario

The Canadian Seedcare Institute officially opened at the Syngenta Canada Honeywood research facility last week in Plattsville, Ont. >> Read full article

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Understanding blackleg resistance in canola

In Western Canada, blackleg of canola was reasonably well controlled by use of resistant cultivars and extended crop rotation in most of the 1990s and 2000s, but the disease has increased noticeably in recent years.

Gary Peng’s research aims to understand the resistance certain cultivars have for blackleg and looks at the mechanisms of that resistance in relation to the infection process and blackleg development in the stem. His research has also assessed the use of fungicides for blackleg control and revealed some intriguing observations on efficacy and canola yield. At the 2017 Field Crop Disease Summit, Peng’s presentation will highlight some of the research to outline key strategies for blackleg management in Western Canada. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

International Plowing Match and Rural Expo

Sept. 20-24, 2016
Location: Harriston, Ont. >> More Info

FMC’s Advancing Women Conference (East)

Oct. 3, 2016
Location: Toronto >> More Info

Canadian Agricultural Safety Association Conference and AGM

Oct. 4-6, 2016
Location: Charlottetown >> More Info