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Oct. 30, 2018
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Cover crop project begins in Ontario

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership has granted $500,000 for The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority to work closely with landowners and plant cover crops within a subwatershed of Medway Creek to assess the impact of cover crops on water quality.

Harvest Sample Program deadline extended

The Canadian Grain Commission has extended the deadlines of its Harvest Sample Program by a month in response to the delayed harvest experienced by producers in parts of Canada. The program will also start providing Falling Number and DON results for wheat this year.

Deadline approaches for OSCIA's Soil Champion award

Nov. 1 is the deadline to nominate someone to be Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association's Soil Champion, an annual award recognizing excellence in sustainable soil management and those who advocate for the cause.
Featured News 

How do weeds spread?

While the biggest culprit for spreading weeds is the wind, weeds are being transferred via waterways as well as by wildlife, livestock and even farm equipment. Dave Bilyea, a weed technician with the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus, breaks down some unique ways weeds travel and encourages producers to be diligent in scouting on and off their own fields. » Learn more

Going native with nitrogen fixation

Most nitrogen-fixing bacteria in commercial soybean inoculants originate from subtropical regions, just like soybeans themselves. But are subtropical inoculants really the best choice for Canadian soybean production? Recent research shows some native Canadian bacteria are much better nitrogen fixers for our short-season soybean cultivars. » Learn more