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August 6, 2019

Ontario invests $1.8M in soil and water protection research projects

The Ontario government will invest $1.8 million for soil and water protection research projects that look into areas such as helping tackle algal blooms in the Great Lakes and finding the right tools to track soil health on producers’ land.

Do More Ag and FCC expand mental health training fund in second year

Farm Credit Canada will invest an additional $100,000 to expand a project with Do More Ag that facilitates mental health first aid training for producers and the agriculture industry in rural communities across Canada.

European Commission grants grain import approval for new Syngenta corn trait

Syngenta has received import approval for a new trait which controls corn rootworm from the European Commission. The corn, available as stacked trait hybrids, has been approved for cultivation in Canada.
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Study: Agronomists support reducing nitrous oxide emissions

An Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada science project wanted to get an idea of how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural production. Emissions are mostly caused by nitrogen fertilizer application. A survey among agronomists looked at fertilizer use and how willing producers were to adopt nitrous oxide reducing practices. » Learn More

Burning down herbicide costs by up to 75 per cent

The Weed-it sprayer sprays only when a weed is detected. This selective spraying technology allows producers to cut herbicide costs by up to 75 per cent in their pre-seed and post-harvest weed control. Several sprayers are now operating in Western Canada and research is showing that large savings are typical on Canadian farms too, but there’s still room for improvement. » Learn More