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Insect pest pressure rising in Ontario

Ontario growers: be on the lookout for alfalfa weevil and potato leafhopper. Tracey Baute, OMAFRA field crop entomologist, has issued a warning after finding high numbers of the insect pests in Ontario fields.

FCC field crop outlook notes importance of weather

FCC’s first quarterly update to the 2021 grains oilseeds and pulses outlook shows forecasted prices have risen since February, with new crop prices for all crops expected to remain above five-year averages.

OFA launches Home Grown campaign for farmland protection

The campaign, launched in May, aims to increase awareness on the issue and enhance consumer knowledge about the negative impacts of urban development on Ontario’s agri-food system.
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Mapping the soil universe

Mapping the soil universe

Claudia Goyer, an AAFC research scientist and expert on soil microbial ecology, considers soil to be one of the last frontiers, as there is still a great deal of mystery around the microbiology within soil. This is changing, thanks to new technologies like next-generation sequencing, which are enabling researchers to get a much more complete picture of biological diversity in the soil. » Learn more
Intercropping chickpea with flax

Intercropping chickpea with flax

Intercropping flax and chickpea has the potential to expand the area of economic adaptation for both crops: flax can expand into drier areas and reduce chickpea disease severity and; chickpeas can expand into wetter regions with greater yield stability. AAFC researchers are working to develop an agronomic system for flax-chickpea intercropping across potential regions in Saskatchewan. » Learn more

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