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Should carry-over soybean seed be used?

Can growers use leftover soybean seed that was left unplanted after 2019? An OMAFRA report looks at the factors to consider when deciding whether it’s worth the risk.

Good news for Canadian grains: high demand, rail backlog cleared

Canadian grain is in high demand as shippers try to feed a growing appetite from mills and governments seeking to shore up staple reserves amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadian farmland values continue to soften, FCC reports

The average value of Canadian farmland increased by 5.2 per cent in 2019, the smallest increase over the past decade, according to Farm Credit Canada’s latest Farmland Values Report.
AgAnnex Talks 

A conversation on mental health

Mental health in agriculture is a popular topic, and yet it’s one that’s still not discussed enough. This episode features Alex Barnard, associate editor, in conversation with Adelle Stewart of the Do More Agriculture Foundation, and Shane Anderson of the Tough Enough to Talk About It program.

They discuss the risk factors that increase mental health challenges for farmers, the importance of starting a conversation, and what to do if you or a friend or family member is experiencing high levels of stress. >> Listen Now
Featured News 

Finding the right cover crop

Unfortunately, there are no silver bullets for field crop weed control – successfully combatting weeds takes a toolbox. Studies examining the use of cover crops as a weed management tool demonstrate they can have impressive results when used as part of an integrated pest management program. Researchers at the University of Guelph are looking at how best to use cover crops, including choosing the right variety and where in a rotation they are most effective. » Learn more

Controlling dry bean anthracnose

While dry bean anthracnose hasn’t been an issue in the past several years, the disease appears to operate in 10-year cycles, meaning it’s due to come back. The disease can cause significant crop damage and yield loss, but researchers in Ontario and Manitoba have conducted three two-year studies since 2008 to better understand the fungus that causes dry bean anthracnose and how to manage it. » Learn more

Eastern Fungicide Guide 2020

The annual fungicide guide, providing information on fungicide products and applications for a variety of crops, specifically for our readers in Eastern Canada. » Learn more