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Winter canola: The next hot crop in Ontario?

OMAFRA canola specialist Meghan Moran says that winter canola seed sales have been very strong, and winter canola acreage in Ontario in 2020 is expected to be higher than ever before.

Be aware of changes to grain declaration process

Grain declarations now include a legally binding agreement, as required by the Canadian Grain Commission. Farmers are encouraged to carefully read the new declarations for the 2020-2021 crop year.

Ontario agriculture education program receives funding

AgScape, an Ontario organization that provides schools with fact-based agriculture and food education, received a $10,000 donation from Syngenta, which allowed them to reach more than 800 additional students.
Inputs: The Podcast 

2020 insect pest update

This episode of Inputs is all about insects. Tracey Baute, field crop entomologist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), and Tyler Wist, field crop entomologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in Saskatoon, shed light on the environmental conditions that create insect pressure, which insects to watch for in August, and useful resources that will help identify and manage insect pests. >> Listen Now
Featured News 

From the Editor: New tools for the toolbox

It’s often said that there’s no silver bullet in agriculture – you have to use all the tools in the toolbox. The most successful years require a perfect storm of choosing the right variety, ideal weather conditions, using the correct products to combat any weeds, insect pests or diseases that crop up and executing all the right best practices. And unfortunately, what works changes each year. » Learn more

A harmonized clubroot map for the Prairies

First identified in Alberta canola fields in 2003, clubroot continues to spread across the Prairies. Researchers and industry continue to monitor the disease, but have yet to find effective ways to manage and present the data gathered. As clubroot doesn’t stop at provincial borders, standardized ways of representing clubroot distribution will make it easier for researchers to track. » Learn more

Saskatchewan Ag provides grain-drying and storage resources

Saskatchewan Agriculture and PAMI created two harvest fact sheets as a quick reference guide for grain storage. » Read more

Online public engagement requested from Manitoba’s ag sector

Manitoba Agriculture is seeking feedback on a broad range of agriculture issues from Manitoba’s producers and industry. » Read more

SGS Canada expands Genomics Lab

The recently expanded Genomics Lab, run by SGS Canada, tests a wide variety of crops, food and feed products for GMOs. » Read more