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April 30, 2019

Less canola, soybeans and lentils; more wheat expected for 2019

Statistics Canada’s latest report on seeding intentions show farmers are influenced by ongoing issues, such as lower crop prices, tariffs and trade disputes and planting less canola, lentils and soybeans in 2019.

Ontario farmland values lost steam in 2018

Average farmland value in Canada continues to steadily climb in all provinces except for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. In Ontario the rate of increase has slowed, with average farmland values increasing by 3.6 per cent in 2018, following a larger gain of 9.4 per cent in 2017.

Sollio Agriculture invests $4.2 million in Truro, N.S.

Field crop producers in the Maritimes may receive a big boost with the announcement that Sollio Agriculture will invest $4.2 million to construct a new grain elevator and distribution centre in Truro, N.S.
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No payoff for early season fungicide on corn

A new study out of the University of Guelph Ridgetown Campus suggests there may be little benefit to early-season fungicide/herbicide combinations. The data suggests the level of disease pressure in the early stages isn’t enough to justify the fungicide, and the likelihood for economic returns increase when fungicides are applied at silking – a key stage for ear mould to develop on corn. » Learn more
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Beware of herbicide residues

After a dry 2018, producers that experienced fewer than three inches of rainfall have a very high risk of herbicide carryover – a major concern in dry seasons where there has not been enough rainfall to help the herbicide breakdown. The leftover herbicide can then impact the following crop in unexpected ways. » Learn more