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OMAFRA: Managing phosphorus to keep it on-farm

How you manage phosphorus can change quite a bit depending on where you farm. For those who farm near any of the Great Lakes, P runoff and its contribution to algal blooms are major concerns.

StatsCan releases principal field crop stock data

Stocks of wheat, oats, dry peas and lentils were up as of July 31, while canola and barley stocks were down, largely due to higher exports, as global demand for Canadian grain remained high.

National ag debate provides platform highlights from four federal parties

On Sept. 9, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture hosted the National Agriculture Leaders Debate, with representatives from four of the national parties, ahead of the federal election taking place on Sept. 20.
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Reducing reliance on pesticides

Reducing reliance on pesticides

A recent paper by University of Guelph professor Mary Ruth McDonald and AAFC research scientist Bruce Gossen examines how new technologies could enhance natural control of insect pests and disease management and reduce reliance on synthetic pesticides. Technological advances will help agriculture return to a model that allows for greater biological diversity. » Learn more
Swede midge host interactions

Understanding swede midge host interactions

Swede midge is a serious crop pest, causing significant damage to canola and brassicaceous vegetable crops in Eastern Canada. Although swede midge is not yet on the Prairies, it has the potential to seriously impact canola and other crops like mustard and camelina. A four-year study at AAFC-Saskatoon set out to gain a better understanding of the pest’s chemical ecology and potential Prairie hosts. » Learn more