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Ontario farmers seek tax relief as land values rise

Farmland in the province is taxed at a ratio of between zero and 25 per cent of the residential rate – but some of the increases set to kick in are steep.

Monitoring woolly cupgrass

Robert Nurse, a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), has been working with AAFC colleagues Marie-Josée Simard and Stephen Darbyshire to investigate some aspects of woolly cupgrass and its control. 

Controlled drainage can increase yields

Researchers are suggesting there can be yield benefits to retaining some of the water escaping through drain tile during the growing season through the use of water flow control structures added to tile-drained systems.
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Feature Articles 
Feature 1

Dicamba for control in glyphosate- and dicamba-resistant soybean

With the introduction of Monsanto’s glyphosate- and dicamba-resistant soybean into the Canadian market in 2017, producers may be wondering if there is any benefit to tank-mixing the two herbicides for weed control. It’s an apt question given the development of glyphosate-resistant weeds such as giant ragweed, common ragweed, Canada fleabane and waterhemp. » Read more...
Feature 2

Controlling Canada fleabane in soybean

Glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane is very difficult to control in soybean: studies have shown it emerges 11 out of 12 months of the year in southern Ontario. For producers with multiple-resistant fleabane, there are no post-emergence herbicide options for control in soybean. But those producers with glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane still have a few chemical options. » Read more...