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April 2, 2019

OMAFRA releases report on the cost of farm work in Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs released its Custom Farmwork Rates Summary for 2018. The report provides compensation rates for 100 field operations from tillage to combining, to chemical application, and is based on results from 200 custom farmwork operators within the province.

Maizex Seeds doubles seed corn production in Canada

Maizex Seeds, a producer and processor of seed corn, has purchased the former Dow AgroSciences seed corn facility located in Blenheim, Ont., to expand its seed corn production in Canada.

Video: SWAT maps and variable-rate practices with Cory Willness

Cory Willness demystified soil, water and topography maps at the 2019 Soil Management and Sustainability Summit. In our fifth Speaker Spotlight video, Willness breaks down the difference between SWAT and other maps as well as offers tips for growers looking to improve their variable-rate practices.
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Crushing seed to prevent weeds

With growing herbicide resistance, researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are looking into non-chemical strategies to manage weeds and protect herbicide effectiveness. With seed destruction technology advancing rapidly in Australia, researchers evaluated the Harrington Seed Destructor on home turf, testing its ability and effectiveness across various cropping systems. » Learn more
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Managing wild oat resistance with diversity

Growers are implementing crop rotation as part of their weed management strategy, but are their rotations diverse enough? An 18-year research study compared different crop rotations across high-input, low-input and organic systems. The study measured wild oat density and percentage of wild oats that had Group 1 resistance to uncover the most effective strategy long term. » Learn more
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Becoming a 4R Certified Agri-Retailer: What’s In It 4R Me?

The Ontario agriculture industry is looking for innovative solutions to reduce emissions and nutrient losses to key water bodies, especially the Great Lakes. For Sylvite, becoming 4R Certified was a way to address those challenges head on.

"As an agri-retailer, we need to do everything we can to protect the environment and be good stewards of agriculture," said Cassandra Loomans, Vice President at Sylvite, "and I think that’s exactly what 4R Nutrient Stewardship does."
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Thunder Bay Spring Farm Conference

April 2-4
Kakabeka Falls, Ont.
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