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New trade agreement with EU

The European Union has voted to ratify the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) while asking the Canadian government to address important outstanding issues.

Topsoil preservation key: soil champion

The challenges of the land, the unique location and Eric Kaiser’s determination not to see erosion sweep his soil into the bay sparked his lifelong love affair with conservation. As a conventional farmer till the mid-1980s, he knew he wanted to evolve into no-till production, which meant systematically tile draining the land as quickly as he could afford to do so.

Soil leadership course launching in Ontario

The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) is launching the Ontario Soil Network, a unique soil-focused leadership course that is being piloted in southwestern Ontario in 2017. The course will kick off in March.
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What You Need to Know about Zinc and Corn

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Perennial cereals: a buffer zone compromise

Until now, the gap between agricultural producers and those who blame those producers for eutrophication has seemed unbridgeable. Farmers argue they have a right to earn a livelihood from their land. Environmentalists – and, increasingly, politicians and laypeople too – argue water quality and the good of all must override farmers’ land use needs. Now, plant breeders are working on developing new perennial cereal crops that may meet the requirements of both sides. » Read more...
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An unwelcome visitor

Seed corn maggots took a costly bite out of many south-central Ontario soybean fields in the spring of 2016. In Wellington County, some fields were decimated to the point of needing complete replanting. While seed corn maggots are not a new problem, their unpredictable occurrence, limited control options and sometimes devastating consequences make them a major and costly headache for producers. » Read more...

Central Ontario Agriculture Conference

March 3-4, 2017
Location: Barrie, Ont.
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National Farmers Union – Ontario Convention

March 3-5, 2017
Location: Ridgetown, Ont.
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