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May 21, 2019

New tool will help Ontario corn growers forecast DON risk

After an unprecedented year for mycotoxins in corn, the governments of Canada and Ontario are supporting the Grain Farmers of Ontario to create a tool to forecast the risk of high concentrations of deoxynivalenol (DON) in corn crops.

Lack of heat delays Ontario seeding progress

Ongoing lack of heat is the biggest culprit delaying seeding progress in Ontario, according to the latest crop report. The cooler, wet, conditions also increase the risk of rots, moulds and soil compaction.

Batalium herbicide approved for use on Canadian wheat

UPL’s Batalium herbicide is approved for use in Canadian wheat production to control weeds such as kochia, cleavers, volunteer canola, and more, in spring, durum and winter wheat.
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Unfarmed spaces support agriculture production

Natural habitats and uncultivated spaces can improve the abundance and diversity of native beneficial insect communities. Many studies in Europe have shown having unfarmed spaces among farmland boost pollinators and beneficial insects, which, in turn, help boost yields in some crops. Canadian researchers investigated whether or not the same is true in Canada for canola. » Learn more
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Detecting stripe rust spores

Stripe rust is a fungal disease that can devastate yields in susceptible wheat varieties. Canadian researchers are working toward improving how they count stripe rust pores to develop a real-time forecasting system for stripe rust. The goal is to provide timely, accurate information to help growers in making disease management decisions. » Learn more