About Us

View As Webpage | View Archives | Email a Friend

@{mv_date_MMM d, yyyy}@
Howatt HR

OSCIA launches soil health improvement pilot project

Farmers in Lambton, Renfrew and Simcoe counties can now apply to participate in a new pilot project, developed by the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association, to improve their soil’s health.

StatsCan releases principal field crop info as of June 29

According to the June 2021 Field Crop Survey conducted by Statistics Canada, Canadian farmers reported planting more canola, barley, soybeans and lentils, but fewer acres of wheat, dry peas, corn for grain and oats.

Case IH introduces new planter tech and boom configuration

The Case IH ISO Planter Control gives operators the ability to view high-resolution as-applied planting data in real time; Case IH has also added a new 90-foot boom option for the FA 1030 air boom applicator.

CGC to make canary seed an official grain

Responding to producer calls for change and following consultations with stakeholders across the country, the CGC is implementing regulatory changes that add canary seed to the list of official grains.

Ontario cabinet shuffle sees new ag minister

Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford County, is no longer the minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs. Lisa Thompson, former minister of consumer and government services, will replace him in the role.
Inputs, The Podcast 
Inputs, The Podcast

Battling Bt-resistant European corn borer

Found wherever corn is grown, from the Prairies to the Maritimes, European corn borer can impact grain quality, yield and harvest. Bt corn hybrids have helped to mitigate some of these risks, but in recent years, Bt-resistant European corn borer has been found in parts of Canada. Jocelyn Smith from the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus shares insights and updates on Bt-resistant European corn borer and some best management practices for corn growers. » Listen now
Suppressing sudden death syndrome with soil

Suppressing sudden death syndrome with soil

With a dash of serendipity mixed into their scientific studies, AAFC researchers in Harrow, Ont., have made a fascinating discovery: a field with soil that naturally suppresses soybean sudden death syndrome. This discovery could be the first step toward adding a new tool to the small toolbox available for managing this yield-limiting disease, according to Owen Wally, crop pathologist and research lead. » Learn more...
Challenges adopting red clover

Challenges adopting red clover

A survey of producers who have interseeded red clover with wheat has found that stand uniformity is the number one problem they identify with the system. The survey, conducted by Soils at Guelph, the university’s soil health outreach initiative, offers a missing piece in the puzzle of red clover: for all its well-researched benefits, comparatively few producers are using the leguminous cover crop. » Learn more...
Harnessing silicon’s stress-busting power

Harnessing silicon’s stress-busting power

An ever-growing mountain of scientific evidence shows silicon can be effective in protecting plants against a wide variety of stresses. Field crops, of course, always face some sort of stress during the growing season. For almost three decades, Bélanger, his research group at Université Laval and his collaborators have delved into the complexities of silicon’s effects on crops like soybean, wheat and canola. » Learn more...
Top Crop Summit Sweepstakes 
Top Crop Summit Sweepstakes

Final days of the Top Crop Summit Sweepstakes!

Our annual Summit Sweepstakes is underway! We’re giving away 40 all-access passes to the Top Crop Summit during the month of December, giving winners the opportunity to virtually learn from speakers like Marla Riekman, Albert Tenuta, Peter Sikkema, ask questions and glean information to arm you with resources for the coming growing season. The contest runs until Dec. 30, and you can enter once per day. Visit topcropsummit.com for the full lineup of speakers at the Top Crop Summit. Good luck! » Enter today

Tips for managing multiple-resistant waterhemp

Where it exists, waterhemp is one of the biggest concerns. Peter Sikkema and Kim Brown-Livingston discuss the spread of multiple-resistant waterhemp and how to manage it, chemically and with other tactics. » Listen now

Preparing soil for spring planting

John Heard, soil fertility specialist with Manitoba Agriculture discusses how to approach spring soil sampling, best practices for sampling and getting your soil in top shape as spring seeding approaches. » Listen now