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New plant growth regulator registered in Canada

Syngenta Canada has announced the registration of Moddus, a new plant growth regulator (PGR) that helps to mitigate lodging risk in wheat, barley and oats. It will be available for the 2021 growing season.

Summary of dry bean season in Ontario available

The OMAFRA Field Crop Team has published their 2020 dry bean season summary. The report gives a breakdown of acreage changes, disease and insect issues, and harvest and yield in Ontario.

FPT Ministers of Ag meeting wraps, looking to improve AgriStability

Discussions focused on the future of Business Risk Management programs, balance in the retail-supplier relationship, and how to improve AgriStability, including removing the Reference Margin Limits.
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Talking plants

Can crops gossip? Research on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi shows some plants communicate through mycorrhizas. Monika Gorzelak, a soil fertility specialist with AAFC in Lethbridge, Alta., has found mycorrhizas can link two plants together. For example, when aphids attack one fababean plant, it tells the other plants to increase defense mechanisms through the mycorrhizae network. » Learn more

IWCA Q&A: Silencing the doubters

In this series, catch highlights from interviews done with the Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture (IWCA) finalists. Karen Schwean-Lardner is an associate professor of poultry science at the University of Saskatchewan. She discusses risk-taking, the evolving role of women in agriculture, and how she used an early naysayer as motivation and became one of the world’s leading poultry scientists. » Learn more