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OSCIA launches soil health improvement pilot project

Farmers in Lambton, Renfrew and Simcoe counties can now apply to participate in a new pilot project, developed by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, to improve their soil’s health.

Ontario cabinet shuffle sees new ag minister

Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford County, is no longer the minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs. Lisa Thompson, former minister of consumer and government services, will replace him in the role.

Help us improve the 2022 Top Crop Summit

Out of an abundance of caution, we’ve decided to host the 2022 Top Crop Summit virtually again next year. After more than a year of virtual events, we’d love to know what works for you when it comes to virtual events.
Inputs: The Podcast

Tips for managing multiple-resistant waterhemp

Herbicide resistance is a major concern in Canada and, where it exists, waterhemp is one of the biggest concerns, given its ability to rapidly evolve resistance and current four-way resistant populations.

Peter Sikkema, professor of weed management at the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, discusses the spread of multiple-resistant waterhemp in Ontario and how to manage it, chemically and with other tactics. Kim Brown-Livingston, crop specialist, weeds, with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development, emphasizes the importance of preventing further spread of this tier one noxious weed in the province.
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Evaluating soil health

Evaluating soil health in Quebec

A comprehensive study funded by the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec aims to evaluate soil health in the province’s soils. The study began in 2017 and will conclude in late 2022. Marc-Olivier Gasser, IRDA soil and water researcher and project lead, says the study will analyze soil health conditions in 426 producer fields across the province. » Learn more
Attacking the weed seedbank

Attacking the weed seedbank

In the biocontrol world, most people think of beneficial insects as those that attack insect pests. But there are other beneficial insects out there at ground level quietly munching their way through the weed seedbank. These seed predators, such as ground beetles and crickets, can substantially reduce the amount of weed seed going into the seedbank. » Learn more

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