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Leading the soy industry

2018 ASA DUPONT YOUNG LEADER APPLICANTS WANTED

SOYBEAN PRODUCERS LOOKING for an opportunity to develop their leadership ability, better their communication skills, and shape the future direction of the soybean industry are encouraged to apply for the 2018 American Soybean Association (ASA) [Read more]

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More than stress

FARMERS STRUGGLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH

FOR MANY FARMERS, recent crop years haven’t been easy ones — and while many will first worry about the impact weather, markets, and regulations may have on their crops and how they can be managed [Read more]

Cropside

Cropside: Scout for diseases now

AGRONOMIC INFORMATION FROM ONTARIO'S CROP SPECIALISTS

IT IS THAT time of year when late season soybean diseases are most noticeable, and therefore, now is an excellent time to scout for disease problems. Make note of which diseases are present and how [Read more]

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By the numbers: then and now

WHAT WE LEARN FROM THE CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE

IN THE LATE 1800s, an Ontario farmer planted the fields with oats and wheat, used horses to pull their plows, reapers and mowers, and had more sheep than dairy cows and swine combined. This picture [Read more]

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4R progress report

MEASURING PROGRAM SUCCESS

IN MID-MAY, Fertilizer Canada released the first-ever 4R Nutrient Stewardship Sustainability Report outlining what is being done by Canadian growers to adopt sustainable farming practices. “Sustainability has always been an integral part of our activities [Read more]

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Rain delay

EASTERN ONTARIO’S CHALLENGING SPRING

THE EXTENT OF the flooding in eastern Ontario this spring prompted Agricorp to do something it rarely does — extend the spring cereals planting deadline for production insurance. Agricorp senior industry specialist Geoff Smith notes [Read more]