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Stormy season for Ontario

This summer is shaping up to bring typical warmth to much of Ontario and southern Quebec, while unbearable humidity remains at bay. The fronts will also bring many opportunities for thunderstorms, some of which may be severe.

Weather dashboard provides temperature and rainfall data

In an effort to make weather information more practical for individual farmers, Agris Cooperative Ltd. has launched the AgGrower Daily Dashboard, offering an up-to-the-minute rainfall and temperature data service using 80 automated and 200 manual weather stations.

Study shows ag landscapes help bees

A study on honeybee health evaluating the impacts of row-crop agriculture, including the traditional use of pesticides, has shown hive health is positively correlated to the presence of agriculture. Colonies in a non-agricultural area struggled to find adequate food resources and produced fewer offspring.
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Exploring opportunities for bioprecipitation

Results from a flurry of studies over the past decade indicate certain plant-associated bacteria and other biological particles can play a part in ice formation in clouds, leading to precipitation. One possible implication is that in the future, farmers might grow specific crops to produce those particles in order to increase rainfall in drought-affected areas. » Read more...

Mix and manage stops glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane

New herbicide technology, carefully applied and coupled with managing modes of action, is Ontario’s best hope for winning the war against glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane. In 2001, after discovery in Delaware in the U.S., it became the world’s first broadleaf weed with confirmed resistance to glyphosate. It was first reported in Canada in Essex County, Ont., in 2010. » Read more...