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OMAFRA: How to handle pre-harvest sprouting in winter wheat

While winter wheat yields in Ontario have been strong this year, there have been some challenges with quality. Pre-harvest sprouting and low falling numbers have been a concern along the wheat value chain.

Updated post-harvest weed control guide

A post-harvest weed control strategy targets perennial and winter annual weeds to prevent them from stealing early season moisture. Use this searchable guide to select herbicide options for post-harvest weed control.

FCC: Farm equipment outlook strong, inventory tight

Four trends the FCC recommends monitoring in 2022 are supply chain disruptions, the Canadian dollar exchange rate, interest rates, and farm revenues.
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Inputs: The Podcast

Smart crop nutrition with Dr. Cristie Preston

Sulfur comes in two different forms: elemental sulfur and sulfate (most commonly found in ammonium sulfate). But which one is the best choice for your crop? The overall goal is to apply nutrients at the time the plant is taking them up to maximize production and minimize loss, so timing and crop uptake are two main factors to consider when making this decision.

Learn more about sulfur and Smart Nutrition MAP + MST in this episode with Cristie Preston, PhD, senior agronomist with Nutrien. » Listen now
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Bt-resistant corn rootworm

Addressing Bt-resistant corn rootworm

Bt-resistant corn rootworm is having an impact on Ontario corn. Tracey Baute, field crop entomologist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), discussed the impacts of Bt-resistant corn rootworm populations, and the necessary steps to take to mitigate the risks at the Top Crop Summit, held virtually on Feb. 23 and 24, 2021. » Learn more
Protecting bird habitat

Protecting bird habitat in agricultural land

Without an effort to preserve their habitat in non-cropped areas, some Prairie bird populations will continue to rapidly decline or disappear altogether. AAFC’s Fardausi Akhter is leading a comprehensive study of field boundary habitats in agro-ecosystems looking at how agricultural productivity is boosted by the presence of non-cropped areas, such as field boundaries, shelterbelts and wetlands. » Learn more