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October 30, 2019

Ontario grain corn testing low for DON after record year in 2018

After a record year for deoxynivalenol (DON) in 2018, Ontario corn growers are seeing different results from this year’s provincial corn ear mould and mycotoxin survey. The 2019 survey found 96 per cent of samples tested low for DON, which is significantly lower than 2018.

Study: Fungi could reduce reliance on fertilizers

Introducing fungi to wheat boosted the uptake of key nutrients and could lead to new, climate smart varieties of crops, according to a new study out of the University of Leeds.

Applications open for agriculture scholarship in southwestern Ontario

Applications are now open for the Brian Fox Memorial Agriculture Scholarship, which awards $2,500 to an southwestern Ontario student studying or going to study agriculture in college or university. The deadline to apply is Nov. 30, 2019.
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1 Results from large scale grower managed field trials across Western Canada in 2015.
2 Source: 192 DuPont Research & Development (replicated) trials and Grower Demo strip trials (2010-2015).
3 Source: Canola yield averaged across 137 Grower Demo Strips, Western Canada (2013-2015).

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