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Two new programs funded by Ontario government

Rural Ontario received a boost with the recent announcement of funding for two programs. The renewed Rural Economic Development program and the new Natural Gas Grant program were both announced by the Ontario government earlier this week at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference.

Four inductees announced for Ontario Agriculture Hall of Fame

Robert (Bob) Lang, Arthur Loughton, John (Jack) Riddell and John (Jack) Charles Steckley have all been selected by the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame Association as worthy candidates based on their life-long commitments to Ontario’s agriculture sector.

Zero weed threshold helps deplete giant ragweed seedbank

Researchers writing in the latest issue of the journal Weed Science provide important insights on the control of herbicide-resistant giant ragweed - a plant shown to produce significant yield losses in Midwest corn and soybean crops.
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Interseeding impacts

In Ontario, interseeding a cover crop into corn is growing in popularity as a way to improve soil quality in a corn-soybean rotation. But just how much cover crop biomass is likely to be produced? How much of an impact will it have on soil quality? And what are the effects on corn and soybean yields? Researchers are putting some numbers to this practice to see how much of a benefit growers might expect. » Read more...
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Overcoming poor stand establishment in winter wheat

According to Joanna Follings, cereals specialist for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs based in Stratford, Ont., stand establishment problems in winter wheat tend to happen depending on the year. In 2015, Ontario producers saw excellent fall conditions for planting, and most got their crop in early, so plants were well established going into the winter. » Read more...

Field Crop Disease Summit

Feb. 21-22
Location: Saskatoon
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Eastern Ontario Crop Conference

Feb. 14
Location: Kemptville, Ont.
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