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How to handle Bt-resistant rootworm in Ontario

Bt-resistant corn rootworm is one of the big stories in Ontario agriculture this season. It has resulted in yield loss for farmers growing corn this year, but the more serious impact is yet to come.

Ontario invests in agri-food research

Ontario is investing $6.52 million into more than 40 agri-food research projects through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, including projects on disease-resistant soybeans, soil health and cover crops.

New wireworm control PMRA-approved

Starting in 2021, corn, potato and cereals growers will have a wireworm control option that can kill the pest. Broflanilide, registered by BASF, is a powerful insecticide that targets all wireworms larval stages.
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Recapping the 2020 cereals season in Ontario

The 2019 growing season presented some challenges to Ontario cereal growers, but 2020 conditions were a welcome change for most producers across the province. In this episode, Joanna Follings, the cereals specialists for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, recaps the 2020 Ontario winter wheat and spring cereals season, and shares details about new data for growers to use in the coming years. >Listen Now
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Making defeated genes great again

AAFC researchers in Lethbridge, Alta., are working on an easier, faster way to provide new sources of stripe rust resistance in wheat. Currently, there is a limited number of effective stripe rust resistance genes due to the disease’s ability to mutate itself. By tweaking key parts of a defeated resistance gene, researchers hope to provide breeders with multiple new, durable resistance genes. » Learn more

Honouring women in agriculture

In March, the magazines of AgAnnex launched Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture (IWCA). This recognition program highlights the important work being done by Canadian women in agriculture. From animal welfare to soil to advocacy, the six finalists are leaders in their respective fields. The IWCA recognition program will return in 2021, so be sure to nominate the outstanding ladies of ag in your life. » Learn more