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Many small practices add up for soil health

Christine Brown of OMAFRA explains the importance of a balanced carbon-to-nitrogen ratio, and includes a list of practices that will improve soil conditions in current cropping systems.

Downy mildew identified on hemp in southwestern Ontario

Downy mildew was identified in several hemp fields in southwestern Ontario in early September. This is the first recorded instance of downy mildew of hemp in Canada; the spores can travel long distances in the wind.

Bibeau meets with women entrepreneurs in Canadian ag

The virtual roundtable with women entrepreneurs from across Canadian agriculture focused on the opportunities and challenges that exist for women in the agriculture and agri-food sector.
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The benefits of conservation management

Conservation agriculture management practices have resulted in increased soil organic carbon (SOC) sequestration in Prairie soils. Among other benefits, this works to combat climate change by locking atmospheric carbon in the soil. A collaboration between AAFC Swift Current and University of Saskatchewan researchers is looking at long-term conservation management of SOC in Saskatchewan soils. » Learn more

From the Editor: The ultimate “Choose Your Own Adventure”

From seeding to harvest, the success of a season depends so much on the choices you make and the factors you can’t control. You won’t know if you’ve made the right choices until you’re done – there’s no magic 8-ball that will predict the perfect strategy. Decision-making doesn’t always come easy, but there are some tried-and-true ways to help you with the process. » Learn more
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Managing herbicide-resistant kochia, Canada fleabane and waterhemp

Herbicide-resistant weeds have been a problem in Canada for years, and the problem continues to escalate. As of 2018, there were 76 unique weed biotypes across Canada with herbicide resistance (HR), according to Hugh Beckie. In Ontario alone, there are 35 unique HR weeds. Adam Pfeffer, with Bayer Crop Science, has some advice for those dealing with three of the most difficult weeds. » Learn more