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Features

A fresh focus on cover crops

WATER QUALITY AND THE BOTTOM LINE AGRICULTURE IS ALWAYS changing. Naturally, we farmers closely monitor and adjust to the ebb and flow of market conditions, weather, and new developments in technology and biology. PHOTO: INSPECTING [Read more]

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Sustainable farming

A FARMING STORY FROM PORTUGAL GABRIELA CRUZ IS a fourth generation Portuguese farmer – one of four daughters to parents with no sons – who has been managing the family farm for the past 24 [Read more]

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Research

Research roundup

FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN THE WORLD OF RESEARCH In this special edition of Research Roundup, we profile one of the researchers of the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus. Spotlight on Research Rachel Telford MILAD [Read more]

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Applied research in Argentina

THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY WHEN ARGENTINE FARMERS analyzed the global market for oilseeds, soybeans clearly appealed to them. Part of the allure was the growing hunger for soybeans in China. Another was the higher [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Soybean Cyst Nematode

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

SOYBEAN CYST NEMATODE (SCN) is the most important yield reducing soybean disease in the world. It was first identified in Southwestern Ontario in 1988 and continues to spread into new soybean growing areas. It has [Read more]

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Regulating invasive plant species

CHANGES UNDER THE PLANT PROTECTION ACT FOLLOWING RISK ANALYSES and stakeholder consultations, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has decided to regulate several invasive plant species under the Plant Protection Act. These species are either [Read more]

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Future of grain

Future of Grain

HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION Ontario’s agri-businesses a major revenue source for government Ontario’s agri-business sector generates almost half a billion dollars in tax revenue to federal, provincial, and municipal coffers [Read more]

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Food safety regulations

HOW NEW REGULATIONS IMPACT GRAIN FARMERS SOME OF THE safest food in the world is grown in Canada, thanks in part to the thousands of grain farmers across the country and in Ontario. Canada’s food [Read more]

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Gone with the wind

INCREASING THE LONGEVITY OF APPLIED NITROGEN A NEW AGRICULTURE and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) study is trying to come up with the best combination of application methods and sources to keep nitrogen in the soil and [Read more]