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Federal carbon tax increases frustrate grain growers

The new federal climate change plan will see the carbon tax reach $170/tonne in 2030. Grain commodity groups express frustration with the added financial burden and limited alternate options.

OMAFRA publishes 2020 corn seasonal summary

Key points include spring planting conditions, annual nutrient and disease surveys, and insect pest reports. One highlight: reported yields for grain corn average 178 bu/ac – higher than the 10-year average.

Top Crop Summit 2021 Sweepstakes grand prize winner announced

We’ve drawn the grand prize winner of the Top Crop Summit Sweepstakes, run throughout December. Didn’t win? Early bird pricing is in effect, so be sure to take advantage and register today!
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Managing the soil microbiota

How can we change soil microbial communities to benefit plants? For researchers in the University of Guelph’s School of Environmental Sciences, that’s the million-dollar question. There’s lots of interest in the use of microbial inoculants to stimulate plant growth. The University of Guelph’s Kari Dunfield suggests changing how we look at the issue to find fresh solutions. » Learn more

Spotlight on bacterial brown spot

Common bacterial blight was thought to be the most troublesome of the bacterial blights in Ontario dry bean production. However, new research shows that bacterial brown spot is often misdiagnosed as common bacterial blight. This means bacterial brown spot may be more widespread than previously believed – a major concern, since no effective control measures currently exist. » Learn more