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OMAFRA releases canola seasonal summary for 2019

Ontario saw a reduction of canola acres across the province due to trade instability and a cold, wet spring. Despite earlier concerns of flea beetles, there were no reports of poor quality come harvest time.

Ontario investing in agri-food literacy tools for students

Over the next year, the Ontario government will provide up to $400,000 to AgScape, an organization that helps students learn about the links between food, farming and health, and how to get involved and build a career in the agri-food industry.

AGRIS Co-operative expands service in Essex, Ont. area

AGRIS Co-operative, a farmer-owned grain marketing and farm-input supply company, received an investment of more than $1 million to help the company continue to expand in the Essex, Ont. area.
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Detoxifying DON with soil bacterium

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researchers have discovered a new species of bacteria that could provide the key to detoxifying DON. The bacterium, which was found in an alfalfa field in southern Ontario, produces two enzymes which convert DON to a non-toxic or a much less toxic form by altering the molecular structure of deoxynivalenol. The possibilities for its application to reduce the impact of DON are endless. » Learn more

Improving nitrogen use in corn

A new national research project is underway that’s aimed at helping corn producers boost their bottom line, while also reducing the potentially harmful effects of nitrogen fertilizer on the environment. Trials are being conducted in Manitoba, Quebec and Ontario and the team is determining optimal application rates for nitrogen that provide the best balance of environmental stewardship and economic gain for corn producers. » Learn more