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Assessing winter wheat stands for survival

Winter wheat can often be found to survive short freeze thaw events throughout the winter. But with recent dips in temperature, and an April ice storm in Ontario, there are concerns about crop damage and survivability.

Breathing life into New Brunswick soil

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada scientist Louis-Pierre Comeau is sifting his way through New Brunswick soil in search of answers to one of the biggest issues facing local farmers: the loss of soil organic matter and the decrease of soil health in farm fields.

Syngenta Canada announces leadership change

Syngenta Canada will undergo a leadership change this spring. Jay Bradshaw, president and territory head for Syngenta Canada, is retiring at the end of May, and Trevor Heck will assume his role as successor effective June 1.
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Featured News 
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Solving the problem of lamb’s-quarters

In 2016, a survey conducted by the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus found that producers believe lamb’s-quarters to be their “worst weed” overall across Ontario. Ontario currently has populations of lamb’s-quarters that are resistant to Group 5 and Group 2 herbicides. There are no confirmed cases of glyphosate-resistant lamb’s-quarters in Canada, but a variance in levels of control amongst different populations has been noted in the United States.  » Read more
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Perennial, winter annual weeds mean big yield losses

Annual weeds get most of the buzz when producers are talking about weed control, but winter annual and perennial weeds shouldn’t be underestimated. Weeds that are present in fields in the earliest days of spring, such as shepherd’s purse, chickweed, dandelion and fleabane, are the ones producers should be worrying about in wheat. » Read more

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