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Inputs Podcast

OMAFRA: Planning ahead for WBC management

Western bean cutworm has become a mainstay pest in Ontario’s corn and dry bean crops. Peak WBC flight shortly precedes peak egg-laying, so knowing where the moths will be and when can help growers get ahead of the problem.

FCC advises planning ahead in case of interest rate hikes

According to Farm Credit Canada, markets are bracing for the Bank of Canada to raise interest rates in 2022. It advises to start planning now to avoid any financial shocks caused by the fluctuation.

IWCA Podcast Series: Leona Staples

Leona Staples, president of The Jungle Farm in Red Deer, Alta., is passionate about sharing the story of agriculture with everyone she meets and offering students unforgettable knowledge about how food is produced.
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Featured News 
Corn earworm

Corn earworm: A looming threat

Corn earworm has the potential to become a serious pest in Ontario field crops, according to OMAFRA’s Tracey Baute. With milder winters, the moth is migrating earlier into Ontario, increasing its ability to impact field crops like corn and beans. At the same time, control options are limited because the incoming populations already have resistance to some Bt proteins and insecticides. » Learn more

Reducing the impact of FHB in barley

Not just a disease of concern for wheat growers, Fusarium head blight is also recognized as a barley production issue across the Prairies, for both malt and feed production. Current management tools do not completely mitigate risk. So, researchers like AAFC’s Kelly Turkington are investigating potential crop management strategies for FHB suppression in barley. » Learn more