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July 23, 2019

Insect scouting underway in Ontario

Due to the delayed planting season, many crops are at earlier-than-usual growth stages and there is an increased risk of crop damage with some insects, according to the latest crop report from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Governments support actions by farmers to benefit Lake Erie watershed

The governments of Canada and Ontario increased funding available for farmers embarking on projects that will reduce phosphorus runoff or improve soil health in the Lake Erie watershed area.

U of G researchers awarded $1.65 million for climate-smart soils research

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council awarded $1.65 million in federal funding for a national University of Guelph-led project on ways to use climate-smart soil management to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Broadleaf weed control

A new bioherbicide is in the works that will offer Canadian growers another tool in integrated weed management. The bioherbicide utilizes a fungus found in Canadian thistle and is able to control a range of broadleaf weeds such as dandelion and grounsel. Currently, a Quebec firm is in the process of reducing production costs for the product before bringing it to market. » Learn more
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ESN for corn can be a risk management tool

ESN is a controlled-release nitrogen product that can reduce the risk of volatilization with surface-applied N, or leaching and denitrification losses due to excess moisture. Manitoba researchers assessed the impact of ESN use, rate, placement and timing during a nine-year corn fertility study. » Learn more