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Cold temperatures may cause damage, slow weed growth

The low temperatures and snowfall in early May may have slowed planting progress, but seeding is still ahead of schedule across the province. Time will tell if the weather caused crop damage.

Canada and Ontario take further steps to protect farm workers

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $2.25 million to help farmers better protect employees and ensure the continued supply of healthy food products during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Waterhemp: an invasive weed in Ontario and Canada

Waterhemp may be a relatively new weed for Canadian growers, but the number of seeds it can set and its steadily growing list of resistance developments mean the novelty has already worn off.
Inputs: The Podcast 
Inputs Podcast

Stubborn diseases and management strategies

In the fifth episode of our Inputs series providing exclusive coverage of the Plant Health Summit, we turn our attention to crop disease.

Syama Chatterton, plant pathologist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Lethbridge Research and Development Centre, discusses her research with aphanomyces and root rots, including common misconceptions, the latest research, and management considerations for producers.

Dan Orchard, agronomy specialist with the Canola Council of Canada, and Curtis Henkelmann, a producer who farms in a clubroot region, discuss what they’ve learned about clubroot over the years and what other provinces can learn from Alberta. >> Listen Now
Featured News 

Resisting a devastating crop disease

Developing Fusarium head blight-resistant wheat varieties is a challenging endeavour, but one that the University of Guelph’s winter wheat breeding program is tackling head-on. Mitra Serajazari, an adjunct professor and cereal pathologist, has been working alongside other researchers for the past seven years, and their hard work has begun to pay off – three moderately resistant varieties have been developed. » Learn more

Soybean seeding rates and risk

A recent collaborative study in the United States and Ontario examined the effects of seeding rate on soybean yield. Conducted during seven of the past 15 years, the study sought to determine if there is an optimal soybean seeding rate for North America. While there is no answer for such a broad region, the research does provide tips on how to maximize yield within a field and between fields. » Learn more

Alberta advisory committee to champion agriculture

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has established the “Champions of Agriculture” industry advisory committee. » Learn more

Saskatchewan crop report, April 28-May 4

Saskatchewan’s seeding progress as of May 4 was seven per cent, which is six per cent lower than the same time in 2019. » Learn more

Managing unharvested crops in the springtime

Methods of managing last year’s unharvested crops depend on a variety of factors, so management needs to be tailored to each farm. » Learn more