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Warmer temperatures and rain will speed up crop (and weed) growth

The heat is a welcome arrival in Ontario and will hopefully help corn emerge. Rain was welcome in many parts of the province, but too much of a good thing resulted in flooded fields in southwestern Ontario.

Study finds connection between mental health and farm planning

Research conducted over the past year by Farm Management Canada found that farmers with a business management plan were better able to manage stress and unexpected challenges than those without a plan.

New 4R nutrient management course available online

Ontario farmers, agronomists, students, and agri-retailers can now take a region-specific course on utilizing 4R Nutrient Stewardship best management practices on provincial soils online.
AgAnnex Talks 
AgAnnex Talks

Getting real about succession

Do you have a succession plan? Bob Tosh, family enterprise advisor with MNP, says this question isn’t a good place to start when it comes to thinking about the succession planning process.

In this episode, Tosh shares advice he has given throughout his years as an advisor and offers perspective to current and next-generation farmers engaging with the succession process. Doug Johnston, a fifth-generation grain and dairy producer, also shares his succession experience and offers some frank advice
for fellow producers. >> Listen Now
Featured News 

From the Editor: A back-to-basics approach to disease management

Farmers practice disease management constantly, whether in the field or in the barn. While COVID-19 is new and has disrupted many industries and daily practices, on an individual scale the basics of disease management remain the same. Biosecurity is the norm on the farm and for the rest of the world as well now – keeping it clean and safely distanced to avoid contamination is business as usual. » Learn more

Digging into the wireworm threat to soybean

A study run by Brandon University in Manitoba has discovered the severity of the threat wireworms pose to soybean crops. Bryan Cassone, the project’s principal investigator, says that by the time wireworm damage can be seen, it’s too late to stop it in that crop year. Once a wireworm problem is diagnosed, however, you can work to reduce wireworm damage in the next crop. » Learn more

New Alberta agriculture research group on the RDAR

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is shifting to a farmer-led research model amid budget cuts and layoffs. » Learn more

Spring drying tips for high-moisture canola

Warm weather means bad news for moist canola in storage. » Learn more

FCC: Canadian farmland values continue to soften

Canadian farmland value still increases year-over-year, but the increase percentages are getting smaller. » Learn more