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Effectively managing stripe rust in Ontario

The optimal temperatures for stripe rust development are 10-15 C with periods of high relative humidity, but stripe rust can develop at higher temperatures. Windy days will also help with spore dispersion.

Succession planning: Expert advice from a management consultant

Whether you’re at the beginning of the succession planning process, in the midst of transitioning or are about to complete the process, there are different elements to keep in mind. We caught up with Terry Betker, president and chief executive officer of the management consulting firm Backswath Management Inc., for advice at all stages of the process.

OMAFRA releases draft soil health and conservation strategy

OMAFRA recently released 'New Horizons: Ontario's Draft Agricultural Soil Health and Conservation Strategy' for public input.
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Using bees for disease protection

Bees can provide a helping hand to farmers with a new green technology to fight against major fungal diseases such as sunflower head rot and grey mould. The basis of the technology, a biological agent and beneficial fungus, was discovered in the late 1980s and intensively researched by John C. Sutton, a plant pathologist at the University of Guelph. » Read more...
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Best practices for variable rate planting

Precision mapping technology is increasingly user-friendly. In fact, some precision map-writing software is so simple a producer can segment zones or draw a boundary around a field with little more than the click of a mouse. The challenge is that the maps are only as accurate as the information used to create them. » Read more...

2018 Herbicide Resistance Summit

February 27-28
Saskatoon, Sask.
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Agricultural Excellence Conference

November 21-23, 2017
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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Forage Focus Conference 2017

December 12-13, 2017
Location: Shakespeare, Ont.
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