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Tar spot confirmed in southern Ontario

In late September, tar spot was confirmed in Chatham-Kent, Ont. Since then, it has been found in Essex, Lambton, Elgin and Middlesex counties. This fungal corn disease can cause severe yield loss.

2020 field crop data at a glance

Statistics Canada has released updated data on yield and production for principal field crops. In speaking with farmers and agronomists, it seems 2020 was a strong year for most crops. But what does the data say?

Top Crop Summit 2021 Sweepstakes winners announced

Throughout the month of December, we’re giving away 40 passes to the Top Crop Summit, taking place on Feb. 23 and 24, 2021. We’ll draw 10 names each week and announce the results on Tuesdays.
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Tailored for growers, processors and consumers

Food-grade soybeans make up 25 per cent of the Canadian crop. For each type of food product, processors look for particular quality characteristics in the soybeans they buy. Kangfu Yu, soybean breeder at AAFC Harrow, is developing diverse varieties to meet those special quality requirements while ensuring the varieties also have the traits Ontario growers need. » Learn more

IWCA Q&A: Surviving the valleys

In this series, catch highlights from interviews done with the Influential Women in Canadian Agriculture (IWCA) finalists. Kristen Phillips is an agronomist, owner and operator of WP Acres Ltd. and the general manager of Manitoba Ag Days. She and her husband are also raising the fifth generation of farmers on her family’s land. Phillips discusses balancing career and family life and the future of Canadian agriculture. » Learn more