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Is a nitrogen top-up needed for corn in wet years?

The weather extremes – dry early season, then excessive rain in many Ontario regions in June and July – led to concerns of lost N and whether what was left would be sufficient for the rest of the season.

ALUS announces producer innovation award recipients

Owner and operator of Movald Ranches in Alberta, Duane Movald has been a vocal advocate for the ALUS program, sharing its benefits for farmers and ranchers and its successes with the environment.

OMAFRA: The extremes of this year’s forage crops

Currently, there are reports of fall armyworm in perennial forage crops, silage corn, and forage cereals, and growers should be proactive in scouting crops for this insect pest.
Inputs, the Podcast 
Inputs Podcast CFV

Sampling for soybean cyst nematode

Often called “the hidden yield robber,” soybean cyst nematode is hard to see, but it can have devastating effects on a soybean crop. An integrated management approach, including the use of resistant varieties, is necessary. But as fall approaches, it’s important to scout your fields and sample your fields for SCN.

In this episode, Albert Tenuta, field crop pathologist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, discusses how to properly sample soil for soybean cyst nematode, and shares some helpful management practices too.
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Featured News 
Prepping for the pollen beetle

Prepping for the pollen beetle

AAFC entomologist Christine Noronha first happened upon a pollen beetle infestation in P.E.I. canola fields in 2012. The pollen beetle is an introduced species from Europe that has established in Quebec and the Maritimes, but climate models show it could survive in canola-growing regions across Canada. Noronha is leading a project to help ensure Canadian canola growers will be ready for this pest. » Learn more
New barley traits

New barley traits for better malt, beer and malt whisky

Along with ongoing advances in agronomic traits, the malting barley varieties released by the Field Crop Development Centre at Olds College in Alberta are meeting the increasingly diverse needs of the malt beverage industry. A key aspect of the centre’s malting breeding program is the addition of new market-driven specialty traits into its varieties, according to FCDC barley breeder Flavio Capettini. » Learn more