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October 1, 2019

Sharing pest lessons from Ontario’s challenging season

From insecticide timing to Bt traits, the field crop team from Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs compiled a list of pest lessons learned from this year’s challenging cropping season in Ontario.

Commercial rice crop taking root in Chatham-Kent

Several people came out to watch as the one hectare of rice, grown by the Chinese-based Ontario FangZheng Agriculture Enterprises Inc., was harvested on a farm in Raleigh Township, just west of Chatham.

Ontario leading trade mission to South Korea and Japan

Canada’s minister of agriculture and minister of economic development will lead a trade mission to South Korea and Japan from Oct. 12 to 24 to promote Ontario products, including pork, beef, and soybeans.
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Controlling traffic to boost soil health

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Improving productivity and pest control: are longer crop rotations better?

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