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Ontario farmers recover from record winterkill of winter wheat in 2019

This year reported the largest winter wheat winterkill event for Ontario in the history of the winter wheat plan with Agricorp, the province’s crop insurance provider. Despite poor winter survival, winter wheat harvest was better than expected and 2019 planting conditions were excellent.

Ontario launches $5.75M multi-year project to improve soil health

The On-Farm Applied Research and Monitoring (ONFARM) project, a $5.75-million, multi-year project, will develop a province-wide approach to measuring soil health, measure practices that reduce runoff, and create more research and monitoring sites to promote peer-to-peer learning.

Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmers names 2019 national winners

Justin and Laura Rogers of Brae, P.E.I. and Simon Michaud and Mylène Bourque of Kamouraska, Que. were chosen as national winners at Canada’s Outstanding Young Farmer Program’s national event.
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Companion cropping in southwest Manitoba

Co-existing or just plain confusing? Companion cropping is a strategy of growing various crop species together to benefit or co-exist for various reasons, and can include intercrops, relay and cover crops. Researchers in Western Canada are trialling different combinations such as a pea-canola, pea-mustard, flax-soybean and winter wheat-soybean intercrops. » Learn more

Spotlight on bacterial brown spot

Bacterial blights – such as common bacterial blight, halo blight and bacterial brown spot – can cause serious problems in dry beans. Until recently, common bacterial blight was thought to be the most important of these blights in Ontario. But new research is showing that the biggest concern is now bacterial brown spot, for which there are no really effective control measures. » Learn more

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Ridgetown, Ont.
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