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Oct. 9, 2018

Corn earworm presence higher than expected in Ontario

There are higher than normal levels of corn earworm in Ontario corn fields this season, according to recent scouting efforts and increased grower calls. OMAFRA staff share scouting tips, debunk the difference between western bean cutworm and corn earworm and explain causes for this year's high levels of corn earworm.

Farmers advised to buy available fertilizer now

Experts are predicting a worldwide fertilizer shortage in North America. Farmers are being advised to purchase their input now, rather than wait until peak season where supply could be low and prices could be high.

Ontario grain farmers wanted for survey on digital farming and big data

Researchers from the University of Waterloo are looking for Ontario grain farmers growing soy, corn or wheat to help share their perspectives on digital farming and big data in food in a 10-minute online questionnaire.
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Life under the snow

Fertilizers and manure are often applied in the fall to help crops get off to a good start the following spring. However, the practice may not be as productive as farmers think. Research has found that biological activity in the soil continues over the winter, so what does this mean for fall fertilization practices? » Learn more

The next revolution?

Wheat is a widely grown crop but it does not travel well – varieties that perform well out west do not necessarily perform well in Eastern Canada. The current Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada winter wheat breeding program is bringing Eastern Canadian producers closer than ever before to having access to hard red winter wheat varieties specifically adapted to their region. » Learn more
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Target weeds with BlackHawk precision.

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Fall burndown benefits

“If you have weeds in your field after harvest, think about a fall burndown,” says James Ferrier, Nufarm’s technical services manager for Eastern Canada. A fall burndown can be an effective tool to manage many tough perennial and winter annual weed problems and provide a cleaner seedbed for your next crop. » Learn more

EIMA International

Nov. 7-11
Bologna, Italy
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