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April 18, 2019

AAFC researchers discover new bacteria in soil that can detoxify DON

Researchers from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have discovered a new bacterial species in soil that produces two enzymes that convert deoxynivalenol to a non-toxic form. With several possibilities for delivery and application, it can be used to detoxify DON at different stages of harvest.

Increased access to satellite imagery for Climate FieldView users

Based off a new global agreement, farmers will be able to access Airbus satellite data of their fields through Climate FieldView, the digital agriculture platform.

Video: Bobbi Helgason discusses long-term soil health from a microbiome perspective

Dr. Bobbi Helgason shared how different cropping system management practices affect soil and plant microbiomes at the 2019 Soil Management and Sustainability Summit. In our sixth Speaker Spotlight video, Helgason talks about long-term practices that improve soil health.
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Managing wild oat resistance with diversity

Growers are implementing crop rotation as part of their weed management strategy, but are their rotations diverse enough? An 18-year research study compared different crop rotations across high-input, low-input and organic systems. The study measured wild oat density and percentage of wild oats that had Group 1 resistance to uncover the most effective strategy long term. » Learn more

Inter-row spraying holds potential

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan are looking into a new option for weed control in lentil crops: spraying herbicides between the seed rows to control weeds while avoiding contact with lentil plants. If the concept works, growers could spray weeds later into the growing season, and control late-emerging weeds and weeds that are not controlled by the post-emergence applications. » Learn more
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