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October 8, 2019

Ontario corn growers anxious about first frost

Ontario corn growers who planted their corn late due to an unprecedented wet spring are now wondering about the risks to their late-planted corn.

Inside Fusarium head blight testing in Ontario winter wheat

Ahead of variety selection, University of Guelph student Liam McCarthy discusses the commercial availability of resistant winter wheat varieties to Fusarium head blight (FHB) and what goes into variety selection if FHB is a concern.

Using soil to combat climate change

A study that uses the Canadian Light Source technology at the University of Saskatchewan is investigating roots and carbon storage in soil to determine what crops and soil would be best for combating climate change.
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Enlist E3™ Soybeans - Now available for 2020 planting

Introducing Enlist E3™ soybeans, a more advanced seed with the highest yield potential and a robust herbicide tolerance. Pair it with Enlist Duo™, part of the Enlist™ weed control system, for a better low drift, near-zero volatility solution.

Here’s what you need to know:
   • Enlist E3 soybeans are available in high yielding genetics with agronomic traits
   • Enlist E3 soybeans provide robust herbicide tolerance to 2, 4-D, glyphosate and glufosinate
   • A multi-mode of action program approach is recommended to maximize weed control
   • Enlist Duo herbicide can be used in Enlist E3 soybeans with confidence as a pre-emergent or post-emergent herbicide
   • Enlist Duo with Colex-D™ technology reduces volatility and potential for drift to non-target plants

Enlist™ E3 soybeans available for 2020 planting. Talk to your local seed supplier. Learn more at

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The transgenic soybean event in Enlist E3™ soybeans is jointly developed and owned by Dow AgroSciences LLC and M.S. Technologies, L.L.C. The Enlist weed control system is owned and developed by Dow AgroSciences LLC.
Featured News 
Feature 1

Agricultural recycling programs taking off

It is estimated that 40,000 tonnes of agricultural plastics are used each year in Canada. Cleanfarms, a non-profit that helps recycle agricultural waste, managed just over 10 per cent of what was generated. The program has seen early success among producers, with a 65 per cent recovery rate, but there’s still more that can be done. » Learn more
Feature 2

Building better spring wheat for Eastern Canada

After dedicating a number of years in Manitoba looking at ways to improve spring wheat varieties in Western Canada, research scientist Andrew Burt has set his sights on Ontario. Burt and his team are investigating how to make hard red spring wheat a more profitable crop for eastern Canadian grain growers. There are two lines currently in the works that could be ready for registration support in 2020. » Learn more
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Top Crop Manager's 2019 Cover Photo Contest

With the spotlight on agriculture in the news, Top Crop Manager wants to share a different perspective: yours. For the duration of the season, we want to see your field views. What does being a part of Canadian agriculture look like to you?

The winner will be featured on the cover of our national December issue. Photos will be accepted until October 15, 2019. » Learn more
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Hitting the right target

A good herbicide plan is dependent on several variables: what weeds will be targeted, what crop will be treated, and what type of application will be used? When is the best time to spray, and how can you best hit your target? With so many elements – many of which are dependent on one another – it’s crucial for growers to be as informed as possible. But as Dave Kloppenburg and Jeff Loessin from Corteva Agriscience advise, a combined approach of best practices and products will provide the greatest return on your investment. » Read more