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Oct. 2, 2018
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2018 Seasonal Insect Pest Summary released

Swede midge, armyworm and western bean cutworm were not big problems for canola, wheat and corn compared to previous years in Ontario. In contrast, pests like cereal leaf beetle, alfalfa weevil, soybean aphids and pea aphids reached thresholds in some fields.

Record corn for grain crop this fall

Canadian producers are looking at a record corn for grain crop this fall, according to Statistics Canada's field crop estimates. At the same time, production is estimated to be down in 2018 compared with the previous year for canary seed, canola, dry peas, flaxseed, fall rye, lentils, oats, soybeans, and winter wheat.

New NAFTA deal reached

For Canada’s wheat and barley farmers, the new trade agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico to replace NAFTA means continued access to the United States – Canada’s largest export market for wheat and second largest for barley.
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Reduce soybean harvest losses by 50 per cent

Slow down or add an air reel and save $12.50 per acre. Those are the findings of a recent Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute research project that looked at soybean header losses. The researchers focused on header loss because research showed that an estimated 80 per cent of harvest loss in soybean occurs at the header. » Learn more

Going back to go forward

Plant breeders are venturing into the wild to improve barley. Instead of bringing individual genes from a wild cousin into the cultivated crop, Duane Falk is tackling the problem from the opposite direction and re-domesticating wild barley. » Learn more
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Why Soil Health is Important

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EIMA International

Nov. 7-11
Bologna, Italy
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