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OMAFRA update on forage crops

Precipitation, insect pests, and Agricorp forage crop insurance deadlines: OMAFRA’s Christine O’Reilly provides a regional snapshot of forage crop progress across the province.

CN requests grower input for grain train plans

Canadian National Railway (CN) is conducting a survey to determine the volume of grain traffic for 2020-21. Grain farmers are asked to provide their input by July 31 so rail service will meet their needs.

Ontario’s Hardeman asks federal government for more agriculture funding

Ernie Hardeman, Ontario minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs, asked the federal government to provide additional financial support for the Canadian agriculture industry and a response to the AgriStability proposal submitted by the 10 provinces.
Featured News 

Tackling clubroot

Clubroot in canola was confirmed in Quebec in 1997 and Ontario in 2016. However, it’s not yet a major issue like it is for western Canadian canola growers. Dan Orchard, Canola Council of Canada agronomist, and Curtis Henkelmann, an Albertan farmer, were two of the first people to confront clubroot back in 2003. They share their experience in how to manage the disease and reduce spore loads. » Learn more

Next-generation technologies for tomorrow’s crops

Leon Kochian is the associate director of the Global Institute for Food Security, which researches and develops innovative solutions for agricultural problems in both the developed and developing world. Drought tolerance, improved nutrient uptake and aluminum toxicity are three areas in which the institute has made progress, preparing for the future of agriculture in a changing world. » Learn more
JULY 2019  

Agricorp answers questions from Ontario farmers

The province’s production insurance provider compiled a resource on how the unseeded acreage benefit works in varying situations. » Read more

Breeding for more efficient phosphorus use in winter wheat

The project’s main goal is to develop tools and strategies for breeding phosphorus use efficiency in winter wheat. » Read more

Ontario producers explore cover crop options for unseeded fields

Wet, cold spring weather delayed planting, leaving some producers changing tack to cover crops. » Read more