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Moncton mayor wants glyphosate spraying stopped

Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold wants the province to stop spraying the controversial herbicide glyphosate near the Turtle Creek reservoir. J. D. Irving plans to apply the herbicide to some areas in the Turtle Creek watershed, which provides drinking water to 100,000 residents.

AAFC celebrates 150 years of ag in Fredericton

From planting and digging potatoes to observing insects feeding on plants and learning about coloured spuds, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Fredericton Research and Development Centre opened its doors and wowed visitors with plenty to see and do.

Succession planning: How to choose a successor

Choosing a successor is no easy task. While various family members may have ideas about who’s entitled to inherit the farm, the current owners may have very different ideas about who has the skills to keep the farm going in the long run.
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Building P and K levels in soil

“When you’re trying to decide how much fertilizer to put down, you need a strategy,” says Horst Bohner, provincial soybean specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). It might seem like a statement of the obvious, but right now, there’s no “obvious” strategy for maintaining nutrient levels in soil. In fact, there are multiple strategies, especially when it comes to nutrients such as phosphorous (P) and potassium (K). » Read more...
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Strip cropping for pest management

Strip cropping is a method of cultivation in which a variety of crops are sown in alternating strips in a single field. It is a type of intercropping that involves planting crops in distinct rows that can be separately managed. It’s a system that can provide multiple “eco-services,” ranging from erosion control to nitrogen supply to weed control. But the benefit one researcher is focused on is the dramatic effect on soybean aphid populations. » Read more...

Compaction Action Day

September 7
Location: Arthur, Ont.
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Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show

September 12-14
Location: Woodstock, Ont.
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The Dirt on Phosphorus Demo and Tour Day

September 15
Location:Wingham, Ont.
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