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November 5, 2019

Impact of planting date on winter wheat survival

Joanna Follings, cereals specialist with Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, explains how cereal development, particularly winter wheat, is impacted by planting date and growing degree days.

Ontario concludes trade mission to South Korea and Japan

Ontario wrapped up its trade mission last month to South Korea and Japan that included delegates promoting Ontario agri-businesses and signing new trade agreements. The trade mission comes during a time when trade relations with China are volatile.

What causes some soybean plants to remain green?

At harvest, individual soybean plants that have stayed green stick out. Soybean specialist Horst Bohner looks into what causes some of these soybean plants to remain green, from environmental stress to herbicide drift.
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Protecting the Great Lakes with cover crops

A new study out of Harrow Research Station has shown that the use of cover crops can dramatically reduce nitrogen (N) losses that occur via leaching and improve productivity. The study looks at the potential for leguminous cover crops to help absorb excess N while contributing nutrients to the following year’s corn crop. » Learn more
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Taking fall planting conditions in stride for winter wheat

Ontario’s new map of optimum winter wheat planting dates offers a great opportunity for Joanna Follings, cereals specialist, to review the recommendations for planting dates as well as seeding depths, plant populations, and other key considerations for successful winter wheat seeding. » Learn more
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Podcast: Managing risk with crop rotation

As producers plan and think ahead, a well-balanced crop rotation is one way to mitigate agronomic and business risk on the operation. Darren Bond, farm management specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, joins us on this episode of Inputs to discuss what’s involved with good crop rotation. Bond touches on weeds, pests and disease management, changing varieties, weather considerations, as well as the economics of it all. » Listen Here