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Crop status in Ontario

Most soybean and canola acres have been planted across the province, the majority of corn acres are in the V3 to V5 range, and much of the winter wheat crop has progressed beyond the post-flowering stage, according to the latest field report from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Three women will join hall of fame

Three accomplished and talented women will join the prestigious Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2017. Robynne Anderson, Patty Jones and Jean Szkotnicki will be formally inducted into the national Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Calgary on Nov. 30.

App available for grassland bird conservation

As a response to declining bobolink and eastern meadowlark populations across the province, the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association has teamed up with researchers to launch a platform for farmers to record sightings of these two species at risk.
Current Issue 
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Disease management: Lessons from Australasia and Europe

Where are we in terms of integrated disease management (IDM)? What is IDM all about? Principally it’s about trying to make sure we use all the tools in the toolbox, integrating genetic resistance with chemical fungicides, cultural control and overall crop agronomy. When we sow the crop and how we look after it with nitrogen can profoundly affect how much disease pressure we’re under. » Read more...
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Identifying better agronomics for canola and wheat

Since plant breeders want to develop improved crop varieties with bigger, healthier root systems to ensure the plants are well anchored in the soil and can take up plenty of water and nutrients, and agronomic researchers want to know whether different management practices improve crop root systems, they need to be able to measure the roots. » Read more...

Canada’s Farm Progress Show

June 21-23
Location: Regina
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Southwest Crop Diagnostic Days

July 5-6
Location: Ridgetown, Ont.
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