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Ontario’s wet spring produces largest soybean acreage on record

Poor winter wheat survival and delayed corn planting resulted in the largest soybean acreage on record, according to OMAFRA, at 3.1 million acres. The provincial yield average sits at 44 bushels per acre, higher than what was expected for a later planted season.

Applications for cost-share funding open on Jan. 15 for Lake Erie projects

Beginning January 15, 2020, applications will be accepted for a new intake of cost-share funding under the Lake Erie Agriculture Demonstrating Sustainability (LEADS) initiative.

New dual fungicide resistance in barley confirmed in Australia

Australian researchers have confirmed a new form of dual fungicide resistance in the common barley disease, net form net blotch. The discovery of resistance sends a larger signal to growers to rotate modes of action and supplement spraying with other management techniques.
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A not-so-basic test: plant tissue testing

On the surface, plant tissue testing looks like a reliable method of assessing fertility programs. It allows growers to compare nutrient levels in the tissue with a known range of nutrient concentrations for that variety to see if the fertility program is adequate. But the testing needs some tweaks if it’s going to be reliable for newer crop varieties. » Learn more

Rolling without stones: to roll soybeans or not to roll?

Land rolling has obvious benefits for managing stones in soybean fields. But should you roll a field that isn’t stony, and where the risk of combine damage from stones is very small? Two complementary studies are underway to assess the pros and cons of each method. » Learn more
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Why Soil Health is Important

Growers today strive to be as efficient as possible — both for the benefit of their bottom lines, and to be good stewards of the land. It is important to keep in mind the large impact that fertilizer input can have on both. » Learn more

Southwest Ag Conference

Jan. 7-8
Ridgetown, Ont.
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