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New Ontario legislation protects farm and food safety

The Government of Ontario recently passed Bill 156, which balances the public’s right to protest with protecting farms from trespassing and harassment, and the Provincial Animal Services Act.

Lemken to discontinue field sprayer production

Lemken, a German-based agriculture technology company, has announced that they will discontinue production of their conventional field sprayers at the end of 2020.

Armyworm invades Ontario cereal crops

OMAFRA field crop entomologist Tracey Baute was quick to respond to Twitter reports of an abundance of armyworms in Ontario fields, giving growers the heads-up to scout immediately.
Inputs: The Podcast 

Fungicides and spray technologies with Tom Wolf

Our final episode in our Plant Health Summit series features Tom Wolf, a spray application specialist, co-owner of Agrimetrix Research and Training and co-creator of Sprayers 101. He provides information on spray technology with a focus on fungicides, which present additional challenges when compared to herbicide spraying. Tom discusses the importance of timing, best fungicide application practices, and how to get the most out of your spray days. >> Listen Now
Featured News 

The future of neonics

Neonicotinoid pesticides have divided public opinion for years. Three in particular – imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin – have been under review by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), with decisions recently made or due later this year. John Gavloski, entomologist with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, discusses the controversy and the options available if neonics are phased out. » Learn more

Fertilization to improve crop quality and health

Balancing soil macro- and micronutrients is important for a variety of reasons: improved yield and plant health, pest resistance and resilience, higher quality crops. But what about the impact that crop nutrition has on human health? Bioavailability of nutrients like proteins, zinc and iron may not increase yield, but the benefits to the people that consume the crops have other effects that may be just as important in the long run. » Learn more
JUNE 2019 

Most crops in the ground as pest pressures emerge in Ontario

Cold, wet weather delayed planting and pest pressure, but the end of June saw both catch up. » Read more

Government supports awareness and youth engagement in ag sector

Agriculture in the Classroom Canada received $5.1 million from the Canadian government to raise agricultural awareness. » Read more

Canada’s realized net farm income down in 2018

Statistics Canada’s 2018 farm income report shows the largest percentage decrease to realized net farm income since 2006. » Read more