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Farmers urged to control seed treatment dust

Research by Art Schaafsma has confirmed that seed treatment dust from planters is responsible for most seed treatment chemical escapes into the surrounding environment. Based on the research, Schaafsma identified five recommendations.

Understanding how plants grow

Researchers at the University of California – Los Angeles have developed a mathematical equation for leaf mass area that will help to determine what drives plant behaviours based on their cells. The research has important implications as plants adapt to a warming environment.

Badger workshops taking place in southern Ont.

Biologists estimate less than 200 badgers remain in southern Ontario. Badgers depend on farmland for habitat in Ontario, and can have home ranges greater than 100 square kilometers. This makes on-farm stewardship critical to their conservation.
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Stover and straw for sugar-based biochemicals

The Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative and its partners have almost finished putting all the pieces in place for a southern Ontario value chain to turn crop residues into sugars. Those pieces include a feasibility study, a technical-economic assessment and a collaboratively developed business plan. » Read more...
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Sorghum’s encore

Sorghum works well in rotation with potatoes in sandy soils, making it a good option in areas of the country with high concentrations of potato production. Because many growers moved away from sorghum production for many years, it does not have the same pest and disease pressures that have been seen increasing in other crops that are grown repeatedly. » Read more...

Ottawa Valley Farm Show

March 14-16
Location: Ottawa
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Midwest Cover Crops Council 2017 Conference

March 15
Location: Grand Rapids, Mich.
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