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Research

Weed poll

RESULTS SHOW NEW – AND WORRISOME – TRENDS YOU DON’T NEED to have glyphosate-resistant Canada fleabane in your fields to know it’s one of Ontario’s worst weeds. The fact is, its reputation precedes it. PHOTO: LAMBSQUARTERS [Read more]

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Production

Duelling priorities

DEVELOPING NEW OAT LINES FOR ONTARIO PROVES CHALLENGING MILLING QUALITY IS king when it comes to oat. While farmers look for disease resistance, standability, and big yields, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC’s) oat breeder Weikai [Read more]

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Advocacy

An agvocacy lesson

DEFENDING AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM “THE PESTICIDES FARMERS are using will cause bees to go extinct in five years.” PHOTO: BRADEN AND SHYLAH HART. When Braden and Shylah Hart heard that statement in their grade [Read more]

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Research

Research roundup

FIND OUT WHAT’S NEW IN THE WORLD OF RESEARCH Serendipity from science Sameer Chhabra Maize enzymes could hold the secret to maximizing plant growth potential — that’s according to a molecular and cellular biology professor [Read more]

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Future of grain

Future of grain

HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION New insecticide seed treatment receives PMRA registration Corn growers in Ontario and Quebec have a new tool to use against key insect pests. DuPont Crop Protection [Read more]

Also in this issue

Renewable resources

A NEW BRAND

WHEN THE CANADIAN Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) was launched in 1984, its members were mostly focused on advancing new energy sources. The promise of ethanol and other biofuels had stimulated the imagination of the farming [Read more]

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Also in this issue

Heat warning

NEW SYSTEM IN PLACE FOR ONTARIO A NEW STANDARDIZED heat warning and information system has been launched in Ontario, which will allow farmers who own land over a widespread area to receive consistent communication about [Read more]

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Advocacy

Struggling to adopt cap and trade

INDUSTRY MYSTIFIED BY RAPID-RELEASE REGULATIONS WHEN THE ONTARIO government announced its intention to join the Western Climate Initiative this April, few would have guessed new regulations would be effective by July. Although confusion still reigns, [Read more]

Business Side

Business side: Farmland rental agreements

CONVERSATIONS WITH BUSINESS EXPERTS

(J.M) WHY IS EVERYONE TALKING ABOUT LAND RENTAL AGREEMENTS? (M.L.) Whether it’s a handshake agreement or a written document, farmland rental agreements are an important part of conducting business on the farm. Currently, 35 per [Read more]

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Features

Farm it like you own it

INVESTING IN RENTED LAND HOW IS THE rising price of land and increasing farmland rental rates impacting farm management and production practices? A recent University of Guelph study asked that question, comparing farm and production [Read more]