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Glufosinate-resistant Palmer amaranth found in the U.S.

Researchers in Arkansas recently discovered a population of glufosinate-resistant Palmer amaranth. The weed already exhibits five-way resistance, so the loss of another mode of action leaves limited control options.

Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council announced

Evan Fraser, director of the Arrell Food Institute, and Sylvie Cloutier, head of the Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec, will co-chair the Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council.

Ag risk management survey reveals key themes

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has released a list of key themes and take-aways based on a recent cross-Canada agricultural risk survey of 2,000 farm operations representing all areas of agriculture.
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Hops research continues in Ontario

After a period of rapid market growth, hops occupy a substantial niche in Ontario. According to Evan Elford, OMAFRA’s new crop development specialist, acreage has grown by 1,500 per cent over the past decade. Because it’s such a high-value crop grown on so few acres, the stakes are proportionately higher when it comes to hop performance. In other words, hops research has never been more important. » Learn more

Soil health: To till or not to till?

In Western Canada, the long-standing belief is that no-till makes the healthiest soil, as measured by soil organic carbon and the health of soil microbes. A long-term soil health study by the University of Guelph in Ontario showed that a diversified crop rotation is most important, even with conventional tillage. But there is no comparative study for conditions on the Prairies. » Learn more

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