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Applications open for the CABEF post-secondary scholarship

The Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (CABEF) provides financial support to encourage young people to pursue an education in agriculture. CABEF awards six $2,500 scholarships annually to Grade 12 students enrolling in an agricultural university or college in Canada.

Cash advance applications now available from CCGA

Farmers can now submit their cash advance applications for the 2018-19 Advance Payments Program through the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA). This year there is a reduced administration fee.

Weed science short course registration open

Dr. Peter Sikkema and Dr. Darren Robinson, weed scientists at the University of Guelph, will be hosting an intensive course on herbicide activity (mode-of-action, selectivity, efficacy, crop injury) and weed identification in London, Ont., from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, 2018..
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Feature Articles 
Feature 1

Pheromone trapping offers insights into pea leaf weevil

A recently completed study comparing the effectiveness of pheromone-based traps as monitoring tools took place over five years (between 2011 and 2015) with the hope of developing a reliable and easy-to-use monitoring tool for pea leaf weevil. Pheromone traps contain synthetic lures that exploit insects’ instinct to aggregate. The study compared weevil capture in pheromone traps with and without the addition of fababean volatiles. » Read more...
Feature 2

Co-ordinated N and S fertilizer

Over the long-term, crop rotation, fertilizer strategies and management practices impact field productivity, nitrogen cycling and balance, and soil properties. These long-term practices also have an impact on greenhouse gas emissions such as nitrous oxide (N2O) and provide opportunities to reduce environmental Nitrogen (N) losses. » Read more...
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