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Jan. 1, 2019

Ontario soybeans out-yield other provinces

Ontario’s average soybean yield for 2018 currently sits at 54 bushels per acre (bu/ac), the highest provincial average since 2012 when 48 bu/ac was recorded. While the final 2018 average will likely drop, Ontario is set to out-yield all other provinces and the U.S. average – an amazing feat considering the challenges faced.

Late-season wet weather creates hurdles for manure application

Wet soils and early snow events have resulted in fieldwork that is behind schedule and manure storages that are full and need to be emptied before soils freeze. OMAFRA staff break down options for manure application during a wet harvest season and winter conditions.

Government launches innovation funding competition for ag sector

The Government of Canada has launched an innovation funding competition to fund national scale initiatives in automation and digital technology in the agriculture sector. Partnerships developing solutions such precision agriculture platforms, interconnected software and hardware, artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain are encouraged to apply.
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Till or no-till after soybeans?

Is the practice of tilling to manage residue after soybeans supported by research? Yvonne Lawley from the University of Manitoba recorded some surprising results after comparing four tillage approaches to a direct seeded approach. » Learn more

Optimizing wheat production

Sometimes you need to take a fresh look to see if the way you’ve done things in the past is still the best way for today’s conditions. A University of Manitoba project is assessing crop rotations, row spacings and seeding rates to find the optimal choices to maximize wheat yields in current production systems. » Learn more


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