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April 16, 2019

AAFC researchers discover new bacteria in soil that can detoxify DON

Researchers from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have discovered a new bacterial species in soil that produces two enzymes that convert deoxynivalenol to a non-toxic form. With several possibilities for delivery and application, it can be used to detoxify DON at different stages of harvest.

Ontario removing overlapping licence requirements

The Ontario government is looking into streamlining the licensing and certification processes for farmers and processors as a way to reduce regulatory burden.

Video: Making soil great again with David Lobb

Dr. David Lobb presented on the state of soil health in Canada at the 2019 Soil Management and Sustainability Summit. In our final Speaker Spotlight video, Lobb shares ways farmers and agronomists can use the information presented to change their management practices.
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Toward healthier soils

Soil health frameworks aren’t one-size-fits-all. An ambitious project is providing comprehensive information on soil physical, biological and chemical properties for agricultural producers in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and developing tools to help these producers make more informed decisions on how to enhance their soil health and productivity. » Learn more
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Double-cropping synergy

Double cropping – the practice of growing a fall-seeded crop followed by a late-seeded summer crop – could offer a way to control troublesome weeds with the added benefit of harvesting two crops in one season. In particular, growing a competitive winter crop like winter canola can help soybeans grow in areas where glyphosate-resistant weeds are a challenge. » Learn more