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CASA and Corteva equip fire departments with grain rescue equipment

The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association and Corteva Agriscience will partner to provide rural fire departments that have completed CASA’s BeGrainSafe program with grain entrapment rescue equipment.

CAHF announces four new inductees

Lifelong agricultural ambassadors Jay Bradshaw, James Halford, Bryan Harvey and Douglas Hedley have been selected as the 2020 inductees into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame.

Agricultural Youth Council chosen

The Canadian Agricultural Youth Council will advise Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, including making suggestions on federal government priorities, identifying problems and proposing solutions on key issues.
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Supplementing scouting with digital tools

Field scouting should happen regularly through the season, and while digital platforms can’t replace boots on the ground, they can be helpful supplementary tools in the scouting toolbox. In this episode of Inputs, the podcast by Top Crop Manager, Lydia Parker, field product specialist with Climate FieldView, shares some of the ways a digital farming platform can help you through your growing season. >> Listen Now
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Management of Gray Luvisolic soils

The Gray Luvisolic soils of northern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are naturally low in soil organic matter (SOM); the process of readying the soil for cultivation reduces SOM even further. Soil acidity, low fertility and susceptibility to wind erosion create additional difficulties. However, long-term research has shown that general management practices can be very helpful to improve soil quality and crop productivity. » Learn more

Preparing for a sustainable future

Raja Ragupathy, a research scientist with AAFC Lethbridge, made preparing for a risky future a cornerstone of his winter cereal breeding programs. Winter cereals take advantage of the moisture available in late fall and early spring, but harsh Prairie winters make hardier winter wheat varieties necessary. Ragupathy’s research looks to breed winter wheats that can survive the winter and thrive with less water. » Learn more
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Cover crop considerations

Cover crops are a hot topic these days, and for good reason: the benefits can range from reduced soil erosion to weed suppression to improved soil organic matter. The tricky part can be figuring out where to start if cover crops are new to you. » Learn more

Ontario wheat harvest provides opportunity to improve soil health

Ontario’s wheat harvest is nearing completion, so it’s time to consider what comes next for those fields. » Read more

Ontario continues to battle invasive wild pigs

Ontario still has time to prevent the invasive hogs from settling in, but the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says that everyone has to be on the same page in order to succeed. » Read more

Ontario grain farmers concerned by low grain prices

A recent survey of Ontario grain farmers shows that 76 per cent say they cannot compete with U.S. farmers receiving subsidies. » Read more