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Future of grain

Future of grain

HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION Farm biomass to cellulosic sugar viable in Ontario Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has completed its economic and technical viability assessment of the agricultural biomass to cellulosic [Read more]

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Crown rust conundrum

ALTERNATE HOSTS THREATEN RESISTANCE LONGEVITY SOME GROWERS ARE most familiar with oats as a cover crop but crown rust doesn’t discriminate — whether for pony oats, human consumption, or as cover crop, this disease can [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Low soil K and weed control

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

SOILS THAT TEST “low” in potassium can negatively affect weed control in soybean. When soils test low for potassium (K), soybean plants will express deficiency symptoms that reduce canopy closer and allow more weeds to [Read more]

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Research

Research roundup

FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN THE WORLD OF RESEARCH High linoleic soybean oil now available for product trials Lilian Schaer, Soy 20/20 High linoleic soybean oil from a new Ontario soybean variety under development at [Read more]

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Biosecurity for grain

FARM PRACTICES MAY INTRODUCE OR SPREAD PESTS

WHILE MOST PRODUCERS recognize the importance of having good biosecurity plans and practices for livestock, biosecurity practices as they relate to grain aren’t as common. It’s tough to control the way the wind blows or [Read more]

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Features

Next generation biotech

UNLOCKING CRISPR’S POTENTIAL FOR AGRICULTURE TWO SCIENTISTS, JENNIFER Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier, have invented a new technology for editing genomes, a technique called CRISPR-Cas9, which could be used not only to cure human diseases, but [Read more]

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Features

Resources for plant health

NEW APPS AND E-BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR FARMERS ONTARIO GRAIN FARMER readers will be familiar with the recently-released Pest Manager app. Launched for iOS in May 2015 (Android and BB10 versions to be released this month), [Read more]

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Features

Weathering the storm

8 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR LOW PRICES AND TIGHT MARGINS DESCRIBING HIMSELF AS ‘Dr. Doom’, Iowa State professor Chad Hart spent much of the winter farm show season delivering grim economic news for farmers. His [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Succession law

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(R.H.) WHAT LEGAL DOCUMENTS ARE IMPORTANT FOR FARM FAMILIES GOING THROUGH A TRANSITION? (R.F.) The top legal concern I encounter in agriculture is a succession planning one, whether it includes the drafting of wills, providing [Read more]