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Ontario Cereal Crops Committee releases 2019 spring cereals performance data

The Ontario Cereal Crops Committee released spring cereals performance data for 2019, which contains the most recent varietal information on spring cereals that were planted and harvested in 2018.

Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition announces 2019 winners

Youth from Alberta, New Brunswick and Ontario took home titles during the annual agriculture-focused speech competition. A new agriculture business pitch competition will be launched in 2020 alongside the speech competition.

Rescue dog sniffs out clubroot in canola fields

Two dogs from New Brunswick are being trained to find clubroot, a devastating root disease for canola, in Alberta. The idea comes after an Alberta Agriculture researcher saw a study of dogs detecting disease on avocados in Florida.
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Strip tillage and fertilizer options for Ontario corn growers

Corn growers often have questions around fertilizer placement with strip tillage like: How does strip till-placed fertilizer compare with a conventional tillage system where the fertilizer is broadcast and then incorporated? Does it matter whether it’s done in the fall or spring? Which system produces the highest corn yields? Corn specialist Ben Rosser is leading a three-year project to find some answers to these questions. » Learn more
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A returning threat: soybean cyst nematode

Post-harvest is an urgent and important time for determining soybean cyst nematode (SCN) populations. The situation in Ontario has seriously changed, but there is also potentially great news on the horizon according to field crop pathologist Albert Tenuta. In the meantime, there are multiple management solutions and services producers can employ to keep the disease at bay. » Learn more

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