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Bibeau has a hard row to hoe in balancing COVID-19 response

The federal Agriculture Minister states that farmers and agri-businesses have to access the emergency funding already available; until then, her ability to petition for more funding is limited.

Alberta crop insurance company extends recommended seeding dates

Due to the cool, wet spring weather and 2019’s unharvested crops, Alberta’s Agriculture Financial Services Corporation is extending the recommended seeding dates for several crops.

Study finds connection between mental health and farm planning

Research conducted over the past year by Farm Management Canada found that farmers with a business management plan were better able to manage stress and unexpected challenges than those without a plan.
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Proven Anhydrous Protection is Now Available in Canada

Over a decade ago, a team of agronomists, chemists and technology specialists started working on finding an anhydrous ammonia stabilizer solution. What they created is CENTURO®: a nitrification inhibitor growers can use with anhydrous ammonia to help protect against nitrogen loss from leaching and denitrification. Now available in Canada, this groundbreaking solution slows the conversion of ammonium to nitrate. It also has a subzero freeze point, extending your window of protection against environmental impacts like
temperature while also boosting your yield potential. Learn how you can maximize the nutrients available for crop uptake and get 3X better protection with CENTURO. >> Learn More
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When pathogens and pests collide

Fusarium root rot and pea leaf weevil are frustrating enough to deal with individually; when they’re found together, the damage is multiplied. On field pea, root rot infections are more severe, and root nodules are reduced and less effective at nitrogen fixation due to weevil-feeding. Researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Lethbridge, Alta., have conducted field trials to test possible control measures. » Learn more

From the Editor: A back-to-basics approach to disease management

Farmers practice disease management constantly, whether in the field or in the barn. While COVID-19 is new and has disrupted many industries and daily practices, on an individual scale the basics of disease management remain the same. Biosecurity is the norm on the farm and for the rest of the world as well now – keeping it clean and safely distanced to avoid contamination is business as usual. » Learn more
inputs: the podcast 

Getting to the root of global food security with Leon Kochian

In the sixth episode of our series providing exclusive coverage of the Plant Health Summit, Leon Kochian, the Canada Excellence Research chair in global food security and keynote speaker for the Plant Health Summit, discusses next-generation technologies for tomorrow’s crops. Stephanie Gordon caught up with him to ask what this all means in layman’s terms and what we can learn from his experience working in agriculture globally. >> Listen Now
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Defend Your Fertilizer Investment Against Below-Ground Losses

Interest is growing around a new option in Canada for increased yield potential and better flexibility. This next-generation nitrification inhibitor for anhydrous ammonia goes by the name CENTURO® and it features a patented active ingredient offering highly effective below-ground nitrogen protection and unequaled flexibility in an easy-to-handle solution. What makes this such a big deal? Read the full story about research-proven CENTURO to find out. » Read the full story

Warmer temperatures and rain will speed up crop (and weed) growth

The heat is a welcome arrival in Ontario, as was the rain in many parts of the province, but too much led to flooding in the south. » Read more

To squat or not to squat

Is it worth reducing air pressure on farm machinery to prevent soil compaction? » Read more

FCC: Canadian farmland values continue to soften

Canadian farmland value still increased year-over-year, but growth is getting smaller and smaller. » Read more