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Update on Western bean cutworm

Western bean cutworm continues to be a concern for pollinating corn in areas with high trap counts. Peak moth flight has occurred in counties in southwest Ontario, but counties in the central and eastern parts of the province have not reached peak yet.

Vive Crop Protection and SDTC partner on biopesticides

Vive Crop Protection has announced a new partnership with four biopesticide manufacturers to develop new and improved biopesticides, supported by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). Biopesticides are the fastest growing crop protection segment, but have suffered from limited effectiveness in field situations, shorter product life, poor compatibility with conventional pesticides and limited combination products.

The keys to financial security

Lance Stockbrugger, chartered accountant and farmer, explains that setting up your farm for succession success sometimes means paying a little more in the short term so you can realize long-term goals for both your family and your farm.
Current Issue 
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Sorghum’s encore

While most other crops have research dollars devoted to improving yield, pest and herbicide resistance and input management, sorghum has been left behind in the move towards genetic improvements, better management options and pest reduction. » Read more...
Feature 2

Improving corn N recommendations

Figuring out precisely how much nitrogen fertilizer Ontario farmers should apply to their grain corn is tricky business. For starters, nitrate – the form of nitrogen (N) in the soil that is readily available to plants – is highly mobile and susceptible to being leached away by rainfall. » Read more...

Ontario Potato Field Day

August 17
Location: Alliston, Ont.
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Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

Sept 12-14
Location: Woodstock, Ont.
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