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Ontario field crops: heat helps emergence, soil crusting reported

According to OMAFRA, reports are generally positive, with the recent heat giving many crops a growth boost. However, there have been issues with crusting soils, nutrient deficiencies and insect pest pressure.

Updated U.S. Manipulator MRL good news for Canadian oats

The U.S. maximum residue level (MRL) for chlormequat chloride, the active ingredient in Manipulator plant growth regulator, on oats now matches the Canadian MRL, allowing treated oats to be sold to both markets.

CABEF announces scholarship recipients

The Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF) recently announced the winners of their 2020 Pathways to Agri-Food scholarships, given to students pursuing agriculture or agri-food at a Canadian postsecondary school.
Featured News 

Controlling Fusarium head blight

Efforts to find control methods for Fusarium head blight (FHB) in wheat are happening in Eastern and Western Canada, including the project led by Christiane Catellier with the Indian Head Agricultural Research Foundation in Saskatchewan. Catellier’s study examines FHB from a multivariate approach, looking at how many variables interact to affect disease development, rather than one isolated variable. » Learn more

Searching for wireworms

Since lindane insecticidal seed treatment was removed from the market in 2004 and no effective replacement has been developed, wireworm control challenges have increased. Haley Catton, an entomologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Lethbridge, Alta., has worked on a project examining the impact of crop rotation on wireworm populations since 2017, with promising results. » Learn more
AgAnnex Talks  

Connecting with consumers

It can feel like farmers and consumers are speaking different languages when hot button issues are discussed. What creates this communication breakdown? » Read more

Dealing with labour in Canadian agriculture

Labour shortages and misconceptions about farm work are two factors that, in 2019, made the job-vacancy rate in agriculture the “highest of any major sector in the Canadian economy.” » Read more

Focusing on farm safety

Farming is considered one of the most hazardous occupations in Canada. How can farmers better prepare for and prevent on-farm incidents? » Read more