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Keep an eye out for white mould in Ontario’s dry bean crops

With the recent rainfall and more moderate temperatures, the risk of white mould in dry bean crops has increased. Now that dry beans are flowering, growers should start considering management options.

Danone brand Silk invests in restoration of Canadian farmland

Silk, a Canadian brand for plant-based products like soymilk, invested $100,000 in a partnership with ALUS Canada to restore 90 acres of farmland in seven communities across Canada.

New soil microbial health test available from A&L Canada

VitTellus Bio is a new soil health test for the agriculture industry that quantifies soil microbial populations, which support improved soil health and greater crop productivity.
Featured News 

Ontario continues to battle invasive wild pigs

Populations of wild pigs have been established in many regions of North America, including the Prairie provinces. In the U.S., wild pigs cause an estimated $1.5 billion in damage and control costs each year. Ontario still has time to prevent the invasive hogs from settling in, but the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says that everyone has to be on the same page in order to succeed. » Learn more

From the Editor: Finding the silver lining

When businesses began closing to prevent the spread of the pandemic in mid-March, panic-buying left many grocery stores with empty shelves of staple foods. The food supply chain has adapted to meet changing demand thanks in large part to the hard work of the agriculture sector. A silver lining: consumers seem to have developed a newfound appreciation of the essential work that farmers do. » Learn more
JULY 2019 

Ontario invests in disease research to improve crop production

The Ontario government’s $1.3-million investment aims to boost productivity and profitability for farmers. » Read more

U of G researchers awarded $1.65 million for climate-smart soils research

The six-year project is the first soil-centred program to address a growing need for sustainable agriculture experts. » Read more

Western bean cutworm lands in Ontario

The first western bean cutworm moth was caught in Ontario this week – a month later than usually expected. » Read more