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Winter barley provides opportunities and benefits

Winter barley isn’t a new crop in Ontario, but it is gaining in popularity. Thanks to maturing earlier than winter wheat, it offers the ability to double-crop soybeans in areas with a longer season.

OMAFRA: Managing eroded knolls

Eroded knolls are common in Ontario agriculture and cost farmers in lost productivity each season. Understanding how they’ve formed, how they differ, and how they can be remediated are important steps in managing them.

Bayer launches new sclerotinia fungicide for canola

Proline GOLD, a new fungicide for canola launched last week, provides protection against high sclerotinia pressure using a multi-mode of action approach with systemic and contact protection.
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Wheat variety influence on fungal communities

Arbuscular mycorrhiza are symbiotic relationships between plant roots and fungi. A 2018 study published by researchers with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Swift Current Research Station in Saskatchewan examined interactions between these fungal communities and durum wheat genotypes. According to Walid Ellouz, one of the researchers, plant-soil microbial interactions have the potential to ultimately increase the value of Canadian wheat. » Learn more

Variable nitrogen fertility management of canola at the field scale

Nitrogen fertilizer is a costly input for crop production, and canola is a heavy nutrient user, so nutrient management is especially important for canola growers. Precision farming presents a possible solution by getting nutrients where they’re needed and avoiding waste, but how much more efficient is variable rate management? Alan Moulin with AAFC in Brandon, Man., ran a four-year study to test exactly that. » Learn more

Governments invest in soil health projects for Ontario

Almost $240,000 in funding will enhance soil protection and support precision agriculture technology research in Ontario. » Read more

Canadian food and agtech innovation finalists revealed

Eight Canadian food and agtech companies were announced as finalists for the Nutrien-Radicle Challenge. » Read more

Provincial investment in northern Ontario agriculture

The Ontario government will invest more than $6.5 million in 20 agriculture projects across northern Ontario. » Read more