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Advancing Woman

Gauging corn growth stage for frost risks

With a later than normal planting window and a summer growing season seemingly short on summer weather, some Ontario growers have been monitoring their corn growth stages and asking about gauging the risks associated with corn maturity and frost, particularly those who planted very late or who have longer maturity hybrids.

Tips for young farmers: Getting started on farm transition planning

One of the toughest challenges for young farmers is the uncertainty around what the plan is for the family farm in the future and how they fit into that plan. Farm transition planning brings certainty.

Soybean processor Ceresco sold to Quebec interests

SG Ceresco, a Canadian leader in soybean processing, is being sold to Quebec interests. Purchasers Transit BD and Alain Létourneau Holdings will continue the company’s export sales activities in food grade soybeans, as well selling non-GMO soybean seeds to Canadian farmers.
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New crop system designed to enhance performance

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Current Issue 
Feature 1

Cover your ground – and a lot more – between crops

The number of farms using winter cover crops in Ontario nearly doubled between 2011 and 2016, according to provincial data from Statistics Canada’s latest Census of Agriculture. Interpreting census numbers is a matter of some debate, but there are other indicators pointing to the growing popularity of cover cropping – such as attendance at agronomy events on the topic and on-the-ground observations. » Read more...
Feature 2

Boosting oat yields by filling more kernels

Innovative research is shedding new light on grain filling in oat, including the oft-overlooked occurrence of unfilled kernels. The research has overturned some common assumptions about oat grain filling and is opening the way to faster development of higher yielding and better quality oat varieties. » Read more...

Third Global Minor Use Summit

October 1-4
Location: Montreal
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