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2020 OMAFRA corn disease survey results in

The results are in for the annual Ontario corn ear mould and deoxynivalenol (DON) mycotoxin survey. One major take-away: of the 245 ear corn samples taken, 89 per cent tested low for DON.

Sevita adds nine GM soybean varieties to lineup

The Canadian seed company aims to develop and source varieties in Canada for Canadian farmers, conducting breeding, research, and variety trials in Ontario and across Eastern Canada.

OMAFRA funds new U of G crop services building

The investment will support the building of a 12,000-square-foot facility intended to modernize crop research on campus and provide students with a cutting-edge space to conduct research and learn from industry experts.
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A special K soybean problem

Sometimes research creates more questions than answers. University of Manitoba graduate student Megan Bourns’ research on soybean response to potassium (K) fertilizer showed a lack of yield response. Bourns and her supervisor, Don Flaten, conducted 20 site-years of on-farm, small plot, and comparative trials with barley to find K fertilization had little to no effect on soybeans. » Learn more

Super soybeans, super research

Soybeans have been an important crop to Canadian farmers for decades. In 1980, Statistics Canada reported 689,800 acres of soybeans were seeded in Canada – all of which were in Ontario. With more than 7-million acres seeded in 2017, soybeans have evolved to be one of the most widely grown crops in Canada, which is reflected in agricultural research nationwide. » Learn more