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OMAFRA: Tar spot spreading in southern Ontario

The warm, humid conditions of this summer are ideal for tar spot development and that, combined with ease of transmission and ability to overwinter in Ontario, make it likely tar spot will spread further.

IWCA Podcast Series: Andrea McKenna

Andrea McKenna, manager of the East Prince Agri-Environment Association, has tackled tough questions as a farm operator, advocate and mentor, while helping growers make sustainable business decisions.

Koch PGPR product now available in Canada

Synthos is a phosphate-soluble liquid plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria product and highly effective nutrient enhancer used to increase yield on a wide variety of crops, including wheat and canola.
Inputs, the Podcast 
Inputs, the Podcast

Reconsidering winter barley in Ontario

Winter barley may not be a new crop for Ontario growers, but a combination of factors is making the cereal crop an attractive option to include in rotation. Top Crop Manager associate editor Alex Barnard chats with Joanna Follings, cereals specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), about winter barley’s benefits and challenges, and considerations to make before seeding. » Listen now
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Pinto bean darkening

Research sheds light on pinto bean darkening

Sangeeta Dhaubhadel, a plant molecular biologist/biochemist at AAFC’s London Research and Development Centre, recently discovered a gene that controls a slow-darkening trait in pinto beans. There are two types of pinto beans: slow-darkening pinto beans, which are more popular with consumers, and regular-darkening pinto beans, which have better agronomic traits but have marketability issues. » Learn more
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Managing yield and protein in spring wheat

Over the last decade, spring wheat yield potential has increased, and research has focused on how to maximize this yield and maintain adequate protein content levels. This has led to research on whether late season application of UAN or dissolved urea can help maintain or boost protein content, such as the research conducted by research co-ordinator Mike Hall and other AgriARM colleagues. » Learn more