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Pilot project helps address worker shortage

A pilot project connecting Prince Edward Islanders in need of jobs with work on farms has had an added bonus.

Organic farming: Quebec expands training options

The Organic Agricutural Complex at Cégep de Victoriaville is seeking Canada’s budding organic farmers.

P.E.I. names new minister of agriculture

Robert Henderson, MLA for O’Leary-Inverness, will be the new minister of Agriculture and Fisheries for P.E.I.
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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. The spring soil nitrate test that’s standard in Western Canada is not always useful in Eastern Canada, where rainfall tends to be heavier. » Read more...
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Seeking genetic resistance

What if corn breeders had access to molecular markers for qualities like Gibberella ear rot resistance and kernel dry down rate? Researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Ottawa Research and Development Centre (ORDC) have begun to understand the molecular mechanisms influencing these traits, which means corn breeding is about to get smarter – and faster. » Read more...

2018 Herbicide Resistance Summit

February 27-28
Saskatoon, Sask.
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