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Funding available for cover crop use for water protection

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) announced new funding for cover crop use. It is available through the Clean Water Program for farms in the Upper Thames River watershed in Ontario.

Mental health training program accepting applications

The Do More Agriculture Foundation and Farm Credit Canada have launched the third year of their national rural mental health training program, focused on mental health in the ag sector.

Ontario farms to receive $11.6 million for COVID-19 prevention

A new agreement between the governments of Canada and Ontario will see AAFC invest an additional $11.6 million to support efforts by Ontario producers to stop the spread of COVID-19 on their farms.
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Featured News 

Ideal conditions for soybeans

The soybean industry in Manitoba has grown rapidly over the last few years – due in part to better adapted varieties. However, soybean is still an inherently cold-sensitive crop. Research conducted by Ramona Mohr, research scientist at AAFC’s Brandon Research and Development Centre is looking to address cold, early season soil conditions to improve short-season soybean production. » Learn more

Harvest Weed Seed Control under evaluation

Recent research by Breanne Tidemann, weed scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Lacombe, Alta., investigated a new Harvest Weed Seed Control tool from Redekop Manufacturing in Saskatoon. Tidemann evaluated the Redekop Seed Control Unit for weed seed control on volunteer canola, and compared its effectiveness with research on other weed varieties. » Learn more