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OMAFRA: Rainfall significantly affected 2021’s corn crop

Corn harvested in early to mid-September showed high yields and good dry-down, raising expectations for an early harvest. Late September and October saw a lot of rainfall, which slowed harvest significantly.

From the Editor: Considering careers in agriculture

Ag editorial director Stefanie Croley discusses her impressions of a roundtable on the future of labour in ag. The discussion focused on horticulture and greenhouse production, but many of the issues are present in field crop production, too.

GOC invests in international market development for canola

The investment of more than $1.8 million to the Canola Council of Canada to boost exports and ensure the sector can take full advantage of market access opportunities around the world.
Soil NIR measurements

Linking soil NIR measurements, fertility and crop yields

Tools for predicting soil productivity and estimating crop yields are improving, but addressing field and soil variability can still be a challenge. Researchers are interested in developing tools that would link soil near infrared (NIR) measurements, fertility and crop yields together with digital agriculture and big data to improve predictability of soil productivity and profitability. » Learn more...
Speeding up screening

Speeding up screening

Fusarium is a major economic threat for cereal grains because of significant yield loss and the production of harmful mycotoxins that can limit the end-use of harvested grain. Breeding for low DON concentration in cereal crops is an important control measure for the disease, and researchers, like the University of Saskatchewan’s Randy Kutcher, have developed new innovations to speed up screening and detection. » Learn more...