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Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture shines a spotlight on women in ag

A new recognition program from the agricultural publications at Annex Business Media, of which Top Crop Manager is a part, will shine a spotlight on some of the strongest female leaders in the ag world.

Microbes play important role in soil’s nitrogen cycle

Microbes play an important role in making nutrients available to plants – these roles are distinct and influenced by environmental activity. Xinda Lu, MIT research scientist, and his team discuss the different roles that soil microbes have in the nitrogen cycle.

OMAFRA: Managing oats for maximum yield potential and profitability

Ontario oat yields lag behind those of Western Canada, but Joanna Follings, OMAFRA cereal specialist, says Ontario oat yields have the potential to improve – with a little management fine-tuning.
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Free Webinar – Managing resistant weeds in corn and soybeans

Adam Pfeffer, corn and soybean agronomic systems manager with Bayer Crop Science, will discuss methods for growers across Canada to manage waterhemp, kochia and Canada fleabane in corn and soybeans during a free webinar on March 25, 2020 at 1 p.m. MT/3 p.m. EDT.
  Best management practices to control waterhemp;
  Key practices for resistant Canada fleabane in Eastern Canada;
  Strategies for resistant kochia in Western Canada.
This webinar has been approved for one CCA-CEU credit in crop management.

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Sudden death syndrome continues to spread in southern Ontario

It’s news to no one that sudden death syndrome (SDS) in soybeans is established in southern Ontario. But the disease continues to spread, increasing in severity every year, and is often accompanied by soybean cyst nematode, creating a disease double-whammy. Correct identification, tolerant or resistant soybean varieties and warm planting conditions are three ways to help manage SDS. » Learn more

From the Editor: The power of people

Technology has changed the landscape of farming, and it's not going away any time soon – but neither is the human component. Farms in Canada and the U.K. have similar focuses (soil health, regenerative agriculture) and issues (labour retention), and there are no easy answers. Farmers are necessary for farms to run, so let's keep people in agriculture – and use technology to do the job smarter. » Learn more
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SWAC Wrap-up: late corn, future of seed, and production pundits

This most recent episode of Inputs takes us to the Southwest Agricultural Conference in Ridgetown, Ont., for lessons to take from the 2019 season in corn, what the future of the seed industry will be, and the lighter side of agriculture with the Production Pundits. » Listen here

Managing risk with crop rotation

Soil health is the hot topic on every grower’s mind, and a good crop rotation is one way to help your land, your crops, and possibly your profit margins. Darren Bond, farm management specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, discusses the nitty gritty of crop rotation with Top Crop Manager’s Stephanie Gordon. » Listen here

National Cover Crop Summit

March 18-19
Online (digital event)
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Earlton Farm Show 2020

April 17-18
Earlton, Ont.
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