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February 19, 2019

Ontario farmer and soil extension specialist named 2019 Soil Champions

For the first time, the Ontario Soil Crop Improvement Improvement Association presented its annual 2019 Soil Champion Award to two recipients: Jim Denys, a Middlesex County farmer, and Anne Verhallen, a long-time OMAFRA soil specialist.

Deadline approaches for Excellence Award for Ag Students

Agricultural students are asked to submit responses answering, “How can agriculture bridge the increasing rural and urban divide?” for a chance to win $1,500 toward their education. The deadline to apply is May 3, 2019.

2019 Ag Succession Planning Survey

What is your farm’s succession plan? Help gain a better understanding of the future of Canadian farming by completing Top Crop Manager’s Ag Succession Planning survey, and earn the chance to win a $500 cash prize.
Featured News 
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Mycotoxins in corn linked to western bean cutworm

Growers and researchers alike have been searching for possible reasons why 2018 became one of the worst years on record for Fusarium graminearum infection in Ontario corn. In particular, researchers look to western bean cutworm, a relatively new-to-Ontario pest of field corn, for some possible explanations for last year’s high-DON corn. » Learn more
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Pulses show promise for Eastern Canada

Rotation options for Atlantic farmers are growing with recent research and the establishment of a pulse processing plant in Prince Edward Island. Research based in P.E.I. is investigating what pulses do well in Atlantic Canada with the goal to generate basic agronomic data, such as plant population, spacing, fertility and herbicide options. » Learn more
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Why Soil Health is Important

Growers today strive to be as efficient as possible — both for the benefit of their bottom lines, and to be good stewards of the land. It is important to keep in mind the large impact that fertilizer input can have on both. » Read more