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Ridgetown shares early results from long-term cover crop project

Cover crop studies conducted in Ontario in the past have focused on short-term impacts. This study, conducted by the University of Guelph’s Dave Hooker, is looking at the long-term benefits.

Alfalfa snout beetle spells big trouble for infested farms

OMAFRA’s Christine O’Reilly, forage and grazing specialist, has shared an article detailing the economic cost of an established alfalfa snout beetle infestation on forage crops.

Syngenta Canada adds new Sclerotinia fungicide

Syngenta Canada recently announced three new additions to their Miravis fungicide lineup, including Miravis Bold for Sclerotinia stem rot management in canola.
Featured News 

Wasp versus weevil

The cabbage seedpod weevil, an invasive canola pest, is spreading across the southern Prairies. However, a tiny parasitoid wasp has been keeping this weevil at bay in parts of Quebec – eliminating the need for spraying. Could this wasp be a sustainable, effective tool for managing the weevil’s populations in the west? A national project is underway to answer that question. » Learn more

Editorial: The difference a year makes

One year after the brunt of 2019’s “harvest from hell” and it’s a very different story, thankfully. While 2020 has been a strange year, harvest conditions and crop quality are an improvement over the previous year. Perspective in farming often means looking beyond the highs and lows of specific years and considering long-term trends, which farm data can help put in context. » Learn more